El Al Israel Airlines has confirmed the last Boeing 747 revenue passenger flight for tomorrow (November 3) from Rome to Tel Aviv with this announcement:
A historic morning at Ben Gurion Airport! EL AL management raised a toast with members of the Matmid Frequent Flyer Club who joined us for the very last two commercial flights of the 747, also known as “The Queen of the Skies.”
Above Copyright Photo: El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 747-458 4X-ELA (msn 26055) LHR (SPA). Image: 948041.
EL AL invites you to follow the last commercial flight of the 747 jumbo aircraft which will depart from Rome this Sunday at 4 am EST and land in Tel Aviv.
In honor of this noteworthy event, the 747 aircraft will operate on a one-time historic flight path and create a “sky painting” of a Boeing 747 that will be broadcast live worldwide in cooperation with Flightradar24.
The aircraft will begin to create the “painting” about two hours after takeoff when flying above southern Cyprus. The Boeing 747-400 fleet has been replaced by the new EL AL 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which are being utilized on most U.S. Israel nonstop routes.
After 48 years, during which EL AL has flown many 747 models, the fleet’s activity has come to an end. EL AL is bidding farewell to the Boeing 747 Jumbo fleet, “Queen of the Sky” marking the end of a historic chapter in Israel aviation.
Above Copyright Photo: El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 747-238B 4X-AXQ (msn 20841) LHR (SPA). Image: 948042.
EL AL invites you to follow the last commercial flight of its 747 aircraft: Flight LY1747 from Rome to Tel Aviv.
The flight will depart on Sunday November 3, 2019 at 10am local time (11am Israel time). In honor of the event it will operate on a one-time historic flight path.
This flight path will create a “sky painting” of a Boeing 747 that will be broadcast live throughout the world in cooperation with Flightradar24.
- The aircraft will begin to create the “painting” about two hours after takeoff when flying above southern Cyprus.
- Timetable and flight path may change due to operational limitations and weather conditions.
Update: Boeing 747-458 4X-ELC (msn 27915) operated flight LY1747 FCO-TLV on November 3, 2019.
Top Copyright Photo: El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 747-458 4X-ELB (msn 26056) LHR (SPA). Image: 948040.
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