Qantas withdraws Boeing 747-400 from operational service. Last flight with Boeing 747-400 Qantas.
In the midst of the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, major airlines are forced to reduce operations or even suspend them completely. Aircraft are detained on the ground for indefinite periods.
Qantas retracts Boeing 747-400
Qantas, one of the major airline operators, has suspended international flights and reduced the number of domestic flights. It has retained much of its fleet of long-haul flights, including all A380 and Boeing 747 aircraft. According to the latest information, Qantas will resume flights with A380 only in September.
In contrast, not the same good news we have about the Boeing 747. In these difficult times, Qantas decided to withdraw from the operational service the last 5 Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
Last flight with Boeing 747-400 Qantas
The last flight operated by a Boeing 747-400 Qantas VH-OEE was operated on the Santiago de Chile - Sydney route on March 28, 2020.
Qantas will continue to use Boeing 747-400 aircraft for repatriation flights or at the request of the authorities. But it is not foreseen to float them on scheduled commercial flights.
In the course of history, Qantas also had the Boeing 747-200, 747SP and 747-300 in the fleet. Unfortunately, an important period in Qantas history ends at the end of March 2020, under sad circumstances.