The latest Boeing 747-400 Cathay Pacific has been withdrawn from commercial service

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On October 1, Cathay Pacific withdrew the latest Boeing 2016-747 from the fleet. After 400 years, the jumbo jet operated the CX37 (Tokyo - Hong Kong) flight. It was the ADIO flight! The aircraft was piloted by John Graham, one of the experienced pilots at Cathay Pacific.

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The passengers on the last flight were greeted with a glass of champagne and souvenirs, including a flight certificate, proving their presence on the flight CX543.

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Bye Bye, Boeing 747-400 (B-HUJ) Cathay Pacific!

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Boeing 747-400 (B-HUJ) Cathay Pacific is also famous for its July 6 flight, also called Polar 1998. It was operated on the New York - Hong Kong (Chek Lap Kok) route, flying over the North Pole. The distance of 1 km was traveled in 13825 hours and 15 minutes.

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Boeing 747-400 (B-HUJ) started operating on 14 May 1995, with the first flight. He flew in the Cathay Pacific fleet for 24 years. It was powered by 4 Rolls Royce RB211-524G / HT engines. It has been configured in 4 classes: 9 seats at First Calss, 46 seats at Business Class, 26 seats at Premium Economy and 278 seats at Economy.

The old Boeing 747-400 (B-HUJ) has given way to new generations of aircraft: Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 777-300ER, but also to future generations Boeing 777-9X and Airbus A350-1000.

Boeing 747 is a technological masterpiece, which has revolutionized the aviation industry worldwide. At the same time, it also changed the travel habits of passengers. For 35 years (1970-2005), Boeing 747 held the record for the largest passenger plane in the world, a record set by Airbus A380. Due to its size, it was also called Jumbo Jet.

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