Garuda Indonesia‘s (Jakarta) Boeing 747-400 fleet has dwindled down to just two aircraft. The airline has been using the aging type on mainly pilgrimage flights from Jakarta, Makassar and Medan, Indonesia to and from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. According to Airline Route, the carrier will extend the life of the last two Jumbos until January 14, 2015 on the Jeddah-Jakarta route. Subject to another change, flight GA 9893 is likely to be the last revenue flight on this last route on January 14, 2015.
Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-4U3 PK-GSH (msn 25705) is pictured in the past at Paris (CDG) in the 1985 livery.
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Saudia Airlines (formerly Saudi Arabian Airlines) (Jeddah) will restore the Jeddah-Manchester route in March according to Manchester Evening News. The restored route will be operated three days a week starting on March 28. The carrier will assign the Boeing 777-200 to the route. The carrier last flew to Manchester in 2007.
Saudia (Saudi Arabian Airlines) (Jeddah) starting on October 29 will fly nonstop between its Jeddah hub and Madrid three days a week with Airbus A320s. Currently MAD is served via a stop at Milan (Malpensa).
Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 HZ-AS12 (msn 4057) stops at Milan (Malpensa).
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.
Copyright Photo: Via Pepscl. UR-DAC is pictured at Jeddah with the joint titles while still painted in Donassaero's 2005 livery.
Donbassaero Airlines (Donetsk) is operating its Airbus A320-233 UR-DAC (msn 733) for Air Manas Air Company (Bishkek). Air Manas is a new airline from Kyrgyzstan and is named after Manas International Airport near Bishkek.