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Why UPS Is Buying 14 More 747s

February 2, 2018

Via: Fortune

The rise of express deliveries and the recent U.S. tax reform have led UPS to order another 14 Boeing 747-8 cargo jets, the logistics firm has announced.

747s may be out of favor with passenger carriers these days, supplanted by newer, more efficient planes, but UPS is still a fan of the freighter model. It also ordered 14 of them in 2016, and all the planes are scheduled to enter service by the end of 2022.

People are demanding more and more express deliveries these days, UPS said. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Wednesday that air freight growth was greater last year than at any time since 2010.

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