Cargolux launched Boeing 747-8 service from Luxembourg to Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 16, marking the first ever freighter flight of this size plane into the country.
Viracopos International Airport is the only airport in Brazil certified for 747-8 service.
Officials expect auto parts, pharmaceutical products and fruit to serve as the main exports from Brazil.
"We are extremely pleased to see our new flagship freighter eventually operating to a first airport in Brazil," Cargolux' Richard Forson said in a statement. "We look forward to other Brazilian airports following suit, so that the entire Brazilian market can benefit from the superior performance of our Boeing 747-8 freighters." - Jon Ross