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KLM to early phase out the Boeing 747-400, reduces capacity

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has decided to early retire its last Boeing 747-400s in April due to decreased demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Then Jumbo fleet was previously scheduled to be retired in early January 2021.

In other news, KLM is reducing its capacity this month by 25 percent and 30-40 percent in the April – June period.

Above Photo: KLM. 747s at AMS in 1991.

Top Copyright Photo: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747-406 PH-BFV (msn 28460) (100 Years) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 949394.

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KLM to delay the retirement of its Boeing 747-400 fleet

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines currently operates a dozen Boeing 747-400 Jumbos.



The carrier is due to receive seven new Airbus A350-900 aircraft from the Air France-KLM order for 25 of the type. The A350s and new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners will replace the final 747s in the fleet.

However, according to Air Journal, KLM has delayed the delivery of the new A350s by a year. KLM will now introduce the A350 in 2021 with deliveries through 2023.

Therefore the majestic KLM 747s are not likely to be gone until the new A350s are entirely delivered and in service.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by KLM and individual photographers): KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747-406 PH-BFV (msn 28460) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941271.

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