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747 production to end as Boeing adapts to post COVID-19 reality, says GlobalData

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The recent announcement that Boeing will cease production of the 747 follows news that numerous airlines would be bringing forward the retirement of their...

Qantas says goodbye to the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

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On Wednesday 22 July 2020, Qantas marked the end of an era as the Australian airline said goodbye to the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. The...

Bleak travel demand forces British Airways to retire Boeing 747 fleet

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Due to the very bleak outlook for passenger demand during this coronavirus pandemic, British Airways is forced to retire its entire fleet of 31...

Qantas to give final 747 Jumbo Jet a farewell fit for a Queen in Australia

Qantas has announced a program of events to farewell its last remaining Boeing 747 and provide Australians the opportunity to say goodbye to the...

Boeing to stop the production of its iconic 747, with last delivery in 2 years

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Bloomberg journalist Julie Johnsson reports today that Boeing Co. is pulling the plug on its iconic 747 jumbo jet, ending a half-century run for...

Corsair International says goodbye to the Queen of the Skies

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15 June 2020 is an important date for the French commercial aviation industry. Corsair International said goodbye to its Boeing 747 operations on this...

Virgin Atlantic cuts 3,150 jobs, retires Boeing 747-400 fleet, leaves London Gatwick

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Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to reshape and resize its business to ensure that it is fit for the future, in response to the...

Boeing Dreamlifter transports 1.5 million face masks for COVID-19 response

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Partnered with Prisma Health, Atlas Air and Discommon Founder Neil Ferrier to bring 1.5 million medical face masks to healthcare professionals in South...

French airline Corsair withdraws Boeing 747-400 fleet sooner than expected

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In the next few days, French airline Corsair will announce the withdrawal of all three remaining Boeing 747-400's (F-GTUI, F-HSEA, F-HSUN). Originally, the "Queen...

Qantas retires the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet

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Qantas last ever 747 flight landed in Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport on Sunday 29 March 2020, with the fleet being retired immediately, instead of...

KLM operates its final Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet passenger flight

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After nearly fifty years, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will operate its final Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet passenger flight on Sunday 29 March 2020. Flight KL686...

Marking the retirement of the Boeing 747 from El Al service, this last flight has almost completed a “Sky Painting”

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After 48 years of dedicated service, El Al is operating its final Boeing 747 service. About two hours into flight LY1747 from Rome Fiumicino,...

The Japanese Air Self-Defence Force is selling one of its two Boeing 747-400s

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The Japanese Ministry of Defence has decided to sell the oldest of its two Boeing 747-400 for a little more than 25 million euros....

Bahrain launches world’s largest eco-friendly underwater theme park, a Boeing 747 as its centrepiece

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Early 2019, Bahrain announced the launch of the world’s largest underwater theme park. The operation to sink a Boeing 747 is currently underway.  The huge...

Part of Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 engine cowling falls off after hard landing

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On 28 May 2019, a Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 (D-ABVU) operating flight LH426 between Frankfurt (FRA) and Philadelphia (PHL) landed on Philadelphia's runway 27R but...

[Travel Report- Atypical Accommodation] Jumbo Stay in Boeing 747 at Arlanda Airport (Stockholm, Sweden)

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You have flown the Queen of the sky across the globe, you might have been lucky and got granted access to the flight deck...

Corendon Boeing 747 has ‘landed’ in hotel garden

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Aircraft will be converted into 5D aviation experience for the public After a five-day mega transport from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Badhoevedorp, the Corendon Boeing...

Happy 50th Birthday, Queen of the Skies!

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Exactly 50 years ago, the first Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet reached for the skies for the very first time. On 9 February 1969, Boeing test...

A legend celebrates its birthday: Boeing’s Jumbo Jet turns 50

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On February 9th, 1969, the first Boeing 747-100 took off on its first official flight over Seattle On April 26th, 1970, Lufthansa’s first...

The world’s largest business jet, a Qatar Amiri Boeing 747-8i, is for sale

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In addition to a rare 40-year old Boeing 747SP (available for 9.5 million dollars), a virtually brand new Boeing 747-8i from the royal family...