Cargolux welcomes retro-branded aircraft

One of Cargolux’s 747-400ERF freighters, LX-NCL, will be welcomed home to Luxembourg today sporting a brand-new retro livery. The aircraft is expected to land in the Grand Duchy at 16:45 local time.

The freighters unique design celebrates the airline’s 50 years of existence; combining a vintage visual with the iconic lines of the jumbo jet. This duality perfectly depicts Cargolux; rooted in its pioneering history while remaining resolutely geared towards the future.


LX-NCL’s retro livery is inspired by the design that Cargolux’s first airplanes bore in the 70s. The airline’s initial fleet comprised Canadair CL-44 swing-tail freighters; unique models that were quickly complemented by the Douglas DC-8 as the company moved into the jet age. Fifty years after its inception, Cargolux decided to revive the retro design as a tribute to its evolution throughout the past half-century.


Now in its jubilee year, Cargolux had planned to celebrate this remarkable milestone with several events, including the inauguration of its brand-new headquarters in Luxembourg. In light of the current Covid-19 situation, however, the company has taken the decision to cancel these gatherings.

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