Cathay Pacific Airways, as planned, operated the last Boeing 747 passenger flight on October 1, 2016 when the pictured Boeing 747-467 B-HUJ (msn 27595) operated flight CX543 from Tokyo (Haneda) back to the Hong Kong base.
Cathay Pacific has operated the Boeing 747 Jumbo since August 4, 1976 when Boeing 747-267B VR-HKG (msn 21746), named “Hong Kong”, entered revenue service.
According to the airline, the 747 passenger fleet spent 3.1 million hours in the air.
Cathay Pacific will continue to be a Boeing 747 freighter operator.
Copyright Photo: Cathay Pacific Airways Boeing 747-467 B-HUJ (msn 27595) JNB (Paul Denton). Image: 911399.