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  • #16
    Yes Philippines will go in June, Air New Zealand might too later on.

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    • #17
      Where are most of these aircraft going to end up? Can most of them be converted and should have a long life ahead? Or, are they destined to be coke cans?
      Whatever is necessary, is never unwise.

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      • #18
        Taiwan's China Airlines are phasing out their passenger 747s too.

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        • #19
          Hellenic Impreial stopped operating they had 747-200s, one is stored at Karachi.

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          • #20
            Malaysia Airlines are using their 747s again as standby for A380 as well as additional capacity.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by AA 1818 View Post
              Where are most of these aircraft going to end up? Can most of them be converted and should have a long life ahead? Or, are they destined to be coke cans?
              I suspect that the 747 is not as economical as the 777. I recall one reason Boeing went with the 787 size was that airlines want point to point flight capability to smaller airports.

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              • #22
                CX just operated their last 747 to N.America (SFO) and had a formal ceremony for it.
                Us, lighting a living horse on fire:
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH2_Q3oJPeU

                Check it out!

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                • #23
                  Philippines are going this month, Air New Zealand in September, Garuda in November.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by LUNN View Post
                    Malaysia Airlines are using their 747s again as standby for A380 as well as additional capacity.
                    This thread has been started last year, almost 12 months ago. Times change.

                    But when I look up the Malaysia Airlines fleet, then it says the same.
                    B744F - 2 (MAS Cargo)
                    B744 - 1

                    and to complete all the Malaysian Boeings:
                    B738 - 53 +16
                    B772ER - 13 (August 2014 ..... ............... .......................)

                    PS: The 747 is my favourite aircraft since... not my birth, because on my HomeAirport there have not been so many 747s over the years. But, in 1998 I've read a newspaper article about Kai Tak (damn, I don't wanna solve my own quiz ), and since then I know that B742s are displayed in 1 or 2 museums on this planet.

                    The B742 is as old as me. So, this is 747 enthusiasm since... 20 years lets say. And 747 operators were really wide spread...
                    Air Canada 742, Braniff 741 & 742 (effective Jan 1980), Scandinavian Airlines 747, Singapore B744 (zero 747s today), South African B744 (that's also history, since 2010), ...

                    But there are airlines where the 747 is alive*: Air France, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Qantas, ...

                    *this is what is more important in my eyes, in contrast to "who does no longer fly the 747"

                    PSII: This is generation transfer, isn't it? I don't know how old LUNN is, but in general, and in most of the forums where I am active, there are members who are half as old as me. And that's not a bad thing, I hope the youngsters also have a favourite aircraft, e.g. the 787.
                    The 787 regularly visits my HomeAirport, in contrast to the 747.

                    PSIII: Another past and now, jp still makes me wonder after 6 years, in the last 5 minutes I have learned that "Vunala Dreaming" does not exist any longer. The B744ER (VH-OEJ) is alive, but she does no longer look like this:
                    One QF-B744ER, no longer in this brilliant livery
                    Last edited by LH-B744; 2014-08-20, 22:02. Reason: 747 operators past and now (alphabetic)
                    I need more Fortuna when I say Düsseldorf. Come On!
                    LH is member in the 747 club since April 1970. Jubilees do count, believe me.
                    Aviation enthusiast, since more than 30 years with home airport EDDL.

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                    • #25
                      Kenya Airways Cargo also stopped operating their single 744BCF leased from Martinair which has since been phased out by MP who now only fly the KLM ones.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by LUNN View Post
                        Kenya Airways Cargo also stopped operating their single 744BCF leased from Martinair which has since been phased out by MP who now only fly the KLM ones.
                        Martinair will continue operating PH-MPS. One ERF (PH-CKD) will be removed from the fleet.
                        “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

                        Erwin

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                        • #27
                          Whats your source? as for the Malaysia Airlines 744 it flew to Amsterdam and Kiev carrying relatives of MH117 victims no other flights since by it.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by LUNN View Post
                            Whats your source? as for the Malaysia Airlines 744 it flew to Amsterdam and Kiev carrying relatives of MH117 victims no other flights since by it.

                            My source? I work at Martinair......
                            PH-CKD will leave in November.
                            Last edited by ErwinS; 2014-09-17, 19:25.
                            “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

                            Erwin

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                            • #29
                              So why didnt you break news here first about your company when AF-KL announced plans.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by LUNN View Post
                                So why didnt you break news here first about your company when AF-KL announced plans.
                                Why should I? The news was out and we heard it just a day before the press statement.

                                Besides that, it is not really allowed to bring intern news to social media
                                “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

                                Erwin

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