Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) currently operates 16 ex-Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-400s. According to FrequentBusinessTraveler.com citing a memo to its pilots, Delta will retire three aircraft by the end of September and another by the end of this year leaving 12 in the fleet.
Delta was originally a Boeing 747-100 operator and became a 747 operator again with the Northwest Airlines merger.
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Copyright Photo: Boeing 747-451 N671US (msn 26477) taxies to the gate at Los Angeles International Airport.
Even without an official announcement, this has been known for a near-solid year. Why: Delta has been cutting its 744 pilot staff for over a year, even offering incentives to ‘retire early’ rather than retaining, for some pilots. Sad? Not really. It had to happen. The very senior guys time-out or get a bonus to retire early and the younger ones are already moving to other airplanes. Evolution?
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