Cargolux Welcomes Retro-branded Aircraft

One of Cargolux’s 747-400ERF freighters, LX-NCL, recently arrived home to Luxembourg sporting a brand-new retro livery. Its unique design celebrates the airline’s 50 years of existence; combining a vintage visual with the iconic lines of the jumbo jet.

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.

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.