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PIA to retire its last Boeing 747 “within a month”

PIA-Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi) is planning to retire its last Boeing 747 (ex-Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-367 AP-BFY, msn 23920) within a month according to a report by Business Recorder. The report quotes PIA Chairman Nasser Jaffer in a recent interview with BR Research.

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AP-BFY is currently being used on the high-density Hajj charters to Saudi Arabia. The last Jumbo, soon out of time, will be replaced by two wet-leased Boeing 767s according to the report.

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The retirement will end a long association with the Boeing 747 Jumbo. PIA introduced the Boeing 747-200B in 1976. The airline commenced Boeing 747-200B operations (below) with two leased TAP Air Portugal Boeing 747-282Bs on May 5, 1976 from Karachi and Islamabad to London (Heathrow) and New York (JFK).

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Pakistan International Airlines is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2015.

Top Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. Sister ship, Boeing 747-367 AP-BFU (msn 23392), now retired, is pictured visiting Manchester in the last (2010) color scheme.

PIA aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Below Copyright Photo: Jacques Guillem/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-240B AP-BAT (msn 22077) taxies at Orly Airport in Paris in the original 1976 livery.

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Southern Air (2nd) introduces a new livery

Southern Air (2nd) (Anchorage) has introduced a new color scheme for the regular fleet in addition to the new “generic” 777F livery just introduced for ACMI cargo operations for Thai Airways International.

Copyright Photo: Luimer Cordero. Boeing 747-3B5 (SF) N749SA (msn 24194) prepares to land at Miami in the new look. The new South Terminal (with “Miami” on the side of the building) is in the background.

Phuket Air is operating Boeing 747-306 HS-VAC for Saudi Arabian Airlines

Copyright Photo: Via Pepscl. HS-VAC is pictured on the ramp at JED.

Phuket Air (Bangkok) is operating this ex-KLM Boeing 747-306 HS-VAC (msn 23056) for Saudi Arabian Airlines (Jeddah) in this hybrid livery.

In February 2008, Saudi Arabian offered a long term renewable annual ACMI contract to Phuket Air for four Boeing 747 aircraft based in Jeddah to operate international scheduled flights and pilgrimage charter flights.

Surinam Airways to retire Boeing 747-306 PZ-TCM on November 26

Surinam Airways (Paramaribo) will retire its only Boeing 747-300 on November 26. Ex-KLM 747-306 PZ-TCM (msn 23508) will not be replaced right away by new acquisition and ex-Air France Airbus A340-311 F-GLZG (msn 049). F-GLZG still needs approval for operations in Surinam.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing.

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JAL retires the last Boeing 747 Classic

 

The crew of the last JAL classic posed for the cameras in front of 747-346 JA812J (msn 23067) at Honolulu before the historic departure.  Copyright Photo: Shigeyoshi Sakaki.

The crew of the last JAL classic posed for the cameras in front of 747-346 JA812J (msn 23067) at Honolulu before the historic departure. Copyright Photo: Shigeyoshi Sakaki.

 

 

Boeing 747-346 JA812J (msn 23067) had the honor of flying the last JAL 747 Classic flight from Honolulu to Tokyo (Narita). The Jumbo was wrapped in a giant lei at HNL before it made the last revenue departure.  Copyright Photo: Shigeyoshi Sakaki.

Boeing 747-346 JA812J (msn 23067) had the honor of flying the last JAL 747 Classic flight from Honolulu to Tokyo (Narita). The Jumbo was wrapped in a giant lei at HNL before it made the last revenue departure. Copyright Photo: Shigeyoshi Sakaki.

 

 

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JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo) today (July 30) will retire its last Boeing 747-300 after 26 years of faithful service. Subsidiary JALways will operate flight JO 073 between Honolulu and Tokyo (Narita). JAL added the first 747-100 in 1970 and during the 1987-1989 period it operated the world’s largest 747 Classic (747-100/200/300) fleet (65).