744 retirement

Which carrier do you think will be the last 747-400 operator?

1 Like

BA (filler)

I think delta airlines because they like to keep their planes for a long time.

Delta’s last 747 will be retired by 2017. Not that far off.

BA/LH (Fill)

Seems like BA and KL to me.

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

4 Likes

Probably some cargo outfit operating a cargo variant for whatever reason.

Yeah delta is gpnna get of them in 2017 :( there just gomna keep upgrading and expanding there 777 fleet

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

1 Like

Some cargo company…

MyCargo 744 is a turkish livery, Iwould like see on IF…

BA or a cargo airline.

2 Likes

Any reason why everyone believes that BA will keep their B744s last?

They have many, and orders/expansion aircraft may not be enough to replace that fleet, they are critical to multiple routes, BA has put retirement date fairly far into the future.

2 Likes

British Airways

British airways has 51 747-400s and plans to keep them until at least 2030

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

Agreed…,

BA’s 747s were delivered between 1989 and 1999. The plans are gradually retiring them over the next 10-14 years, some have already gone and the fleet is now already down to 40. The plan is to reduce the fleet to 39 by early 2016, and a further 30 will be retired by 2023. The remaining 9 aircraft will be retired before 2030.