Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) welcomed the Boeing 747-8 Freighter (747-8F) jet airliner at O.R. Tambo International Airport yesterday 6 December 2011. Touching ground in Africa for the first time, the British Airways World Cargo’s 747-8F is the fourth-generation Boeing 747 version, with lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings and improved efficiency.
Offered in two main variants namely the 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8I) for passengers and the 747-8 Freighter (747-8F) for cargo, the 747-8 is the largest 747 commercial aircraft version built in the United States, and is the longest passenger aircraft in the world.
“This is a huge feat for our airport, adding to many other memorable occasions experienced at Africa’s flagship airport. Cargo volumes are generally accepted worldwide as a lead indicator of passenger growth and we have seen some growth volumes this year in and out of O.R. Tambo International Airport’s Cargo. This is indeed a sign of good things to come and we will continue to monitor requests coming through our freight operations as we adopt good business models”, said Christopher Hlekane, ACSA General Manager at O.R. Tambo International Airport.
Should you have any further queries, please contact:
Unathi Batyashe-Fillis Manager: Communication and Brand ManagementO.R. Tambo International Airport Airports Company South Africa Direct: +27 (0) 11 921 6087 Cell: +27 (0) 79 882 7307 E-Mail: unathi.Batyashe-Fillis@airports.co.za Web: www.acsa.co.za