As of October 30 KLM will no longer be using a 747 for the st.maarten route.
Man, I wish I could’ve gotten there before this ended. RIP 747s at Maho Beach.
Me too! I’ve always wanted to see this!
No mention of what they are replacing it with in the article. If I remember they are using an A330 following the switch.
Oh no! I will miss the one of the biggest heavy in St. Maarten ;-;
Wish If someone can buy me a ticket for their last flight to St Maarten
I think I remember the article saying they will be using the A330. Air France still uses an a340.
Yup, I skimmed over the article and didnt see that sentence.
take the time to read the article guys, some interesting stuff!
KLM will no longer be flying the Boeing 747 to St Maarten airport. Starting October 30, the flight will be operated by an Airbus 330 instead. This means October 28 is the last day a KLM 747 will make its dramatic landing. You can follow the flight, KL 785, which is scheduled to arrive at St Maarten at 10:55 am (also 10:55 ET). You can watch planes arrive live via the Maho Beach cam.
How sad. Why are they stopping their B747 service? Are they retiring their B747-400?
No! Please no! I always wanted to see a 747 landing at SXM.
I think I saw something saying they were. If I’m correct they started to phase them out over the past year.
This could be a good event to celebrate the end of this.
Such a pity, a very iconic scene.
Before AF stop using 747 now KLM???
Please NO!!! No goood NOOOOO!!! ;_;
Good thing I saw it take off while I was there :)
Is that the only 747 to land at St.Maarten?
What will they use from now on?
Lucky! I’ve always wanted to
They will use the A330. The Last 4 engine plane flying to st.maarten will be Air France a340. Klm has been starting to retire the 747’s