Why Do Cargo Operators Fly Older Planes?


Listening — Intermediate Level
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  1. Many of the world's biggest cargo airlines   incredibly old fleets.

  2. Singapore Airlines are   years.

  3. Older aircraft are cheaper for cargo carriers to   .

  4. As these older aircraft are cheaper, less capital expenditure allows the carrier to   the cargo fleet fast.

  5. Cargo airlines make their aircraft   longer than passenger ailines.

  6. Cargo carriers prefer to   aircraft to ship cargo over long flights.

  7. Cargo aircraft generally fly much longer   .

  8. Fedex and other airlines had to   to the second- hand market to grow their fleet.

  9. Passengers love   planes.


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What are cargo planes?

  2. Why are cargo planes usually old?

  3. Do you like travelling by plane? Why? Why not?


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