It has been over three weeks since Cargolux was supposed to take delivery of their first Boeing 747-8 Freighter. As of now, there is still no official date for when that delivery will occur.
During an unrelated event, Qatar Airways CEOÂ Akbar Al Baker, who has a 35% stake in Cargolux, stated that he hoped Cargolux would take ownership of their first 747-8F on October 12th. That date was dependent on a Cargolux board meeting that took place on Friday, October 7th.
According to a press release issued by Cargolux, a decision was not reached during the board meeting. â€œDiscussions over these issues will continue over the weekend. The Company will provide an update as soon as an agreement has been reached.â€
As of today, there is still no date for when Cargolux will receive their first 747-8F.
At this point, Boeing is not sure if there will be a delivery celebration or a quiet departure; they are waiting to hear what Cargolux desires. â€œWe continue to speak with Cargolux and look forward to delivering its airplanes,â€ Boeing spokesperson Doug Alder Jr, explained to AirlineReporter.com.