All Nippon Airways (ANA) drops Boeing 747-400D aircraft from March 31 2014

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) is one of the few airlines that have enjoyed the services of the model Boeing 747-400D (Domestic). It was specially designed for short flights, but with high transport capacity. A Boeing 747-400D aircraft can carry up to 568 passengers in a two-class configuration and up to 660 passengers in one class.

Boeing 747-400D it can be differentiated from other similar models in the 747-400 family by the lack of wing extensions and by a larger number of windows on the upper deck. This allows an additional number of seats, in the rear area of ​​the upper deck, instead of the kitchen we encounter on standard 747-400 airplanes dedicated to long and very long flights.

Boeing has manufactured 19 747-400D models, aircraft specially dedicated to traffic in Japan. 8 of them were operated by JAL - Japan Airlines. All Nippon Airways (ANA) took possession of the first Boeing 747 on October 10, 1991, and the last unit was delivered in December 1995. ANA currently operates 4 more 747-400D aircraft, but will phase out by March 31. 2014.

Boeing B747-481D (NOTHING) is the last aircraft to leave the ANA fleet. On March 31, 2014, B747-481D (JA8961) will operate the last flight on the route Okinawa / Naha (OKA / ROAH) - Tokyo / Haneda (HND / RJTT). Before retiring in glory, the Boeing B747-481D (JA8961) will also fly on March 30, 2014 to Fukuoka (FUK / RJFF) and Sapporo / New Chitose (CTS / RJCC).

In January 2014, Boeing 747-481D JA8966 was withdrawn.

With the abandonment of Boeing 747-400D aircraft, ANA concludes an interesting chapter in its history because it will no longer operate B747 aircraft.

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