JAL-Japan Airlines (Tokyo) is quickly reducing its fleet. The final
747-400 (D) (domestic) flight will operate in October, while the international 747-400 aircraft will remain in service until February 2011. This drastic cut is being made possible by slashing routes and capacity
as well as a higher utilization of its Boeing 767-300s and 777s as the airline reorganizes.
JAL has been a long-time operator of the Boeing 747 (40 years). It took delivery of its first Boeing 747-146 (JA8101) on April 22, 1970.
Copyright Photo: Sam Chui. Boeing 747-446 JA8920 (msn 27648) once carried the special “Sammurai Blue 2006” livery. It is pictured departing from Sydney.
Air India's (Indian Airlines) Airbus A320-231 VT-EPK (msn 058) taxies at Mumbai in the special ACT '07 color scheme. Copyright Photo: John Adlard.
Air India (Mumbai) is planning to phase out the Airbus A320 next year as it replaces the aging fleet with newer A319s and A321s. The struggling flag carrier is also considering delaying deliveries from Boeing.