It’s not the first 744 to leave the fleet, but the first one that joined the fleet.
“November 7th will be the day the first Boeing 747-400 delivered to KLM, and also the first one in Europe, will leave the KLM fleet.
The PH-BFA ‘City of Atlanta’ joined the fleet on April 15th 1989.
Over the past 27,5 years she has flown for 125.834 hours and made 16.880 cycles, meaning she spent more than half of her life time flying and making money for KLM.
It will be a sad time when all KLM 747’s will be gone and KLM will be a twin engine aircraft only airline.”
Photo: Ramon Kok
Photo: Ger Buskermolen
A brand new PH-BFA. Taken on June 20th 1989.