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  • Saudi and Bahrain govt 747SP are gone as well.

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    • Qantas is to end 747 service in October.

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      • Originally posted by LUNN View Post
        Qantas is to end 747 service in October.
        Thats only VH-OJU which ends on 13OCT19, there will still be x6 747-400/ER's to remain flying until the last one leaves the fleet and the end of 2020.

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        • Originally posted by Tim Bowrey View Post
          Thats only VH-OJU which ends on 13OCT19, there will still be x6 747-400/ER's to remain flying until the last one leaves the fleet and the end of 2020.
          Was going to change it to El Al which have announced same month for theirs.

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          • Flexport is to end freighter operations this month, they operate a single leased 744F in own livery.

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            • According to Scramble Magazine, KLM is planning to retire the last 7 of their B744 pax version earlier. Much, much earlier - starting on 26th March 2020...

              https://m.facebook.com/Scramblemagaz...type=3&theater

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              • Originally posted by kalo View Post
                Corsair International (Paris Orly, France) always use 3 744 F-GTUI, F-HSUN, F-HSEA.
                The first 744 CRL will be phase out in 2020, the second one in 2021 with the arrival of first Airbus A330-900.

                https://www.aeroport-paris-orly.com/previsions

                Jean-Charles
                aeroport-paris-orly.com
                Finally, Corsair withdraws its last 3 Boeing 747-400 (all parked at Paris-Orly) due to covid-19 crisis.

                (history of all Boeing 747 used by Corsair: https://www.aeroport-paris-orly.com/corsair-et-les-747)

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                • 744 F-HSUN leaves Orly to Kemble on 09 June, F-HSEA on 12 June and F-GTUI tomorrow 15 June. All three will be scrapped.

                  (history of all Boeing 747 used by Corsair: https://www.aeroport-paris-orly.com/corsair-et-les-747)

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                  • From AIAA Newsletter:

                    Boeing To Retire 747 Jumbo Jet

                    Reuters (7/2) reported that The Boeing Company “is pulling the plug on its 747 jumbo jet, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.” The final aircraft is going to “roll out of a Seattle area factory in about two years, according to the Bloomberg report.” Major US airlines such as Delta have already retired the aircraft.

                    CNBC (7/4) reported that a Boeing spokesperson said, “At a build rate of 0.5 airplanes per month, the 747-8 program has more than two years of production ahead of it in order to fulfill our current customer commitments. ... We will continue to make the right decisions to keep the production line healthy and meet customer needs.”

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                    • I can't say I am surprised, the writing was on the wall pretty much even before the financial problems caused by the 737 MAX and pandemic and the fact its main competition is also going out of production.

                      It is the end of an era regardless of how much longer the remaining 747's will fly, and even then most of them are cargo variants, and lets be honest its still cool to see those but it also isn't the same as seeing one full of people and windows lined up and down the fuselage, where less people are able to appreciate the plane and its beauty and only people who work for the cargo handler can catch a ride.

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                      • Virgin's went in June, Qantas going next week.

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