The latest Boeing 747-400 KLM will be retired from operational service on March 29, 2020
Last day we announced that the airline KLM accelerates Boeing 747-400 aircraft retraction from the operational service. Initially, KLM wanted to give up the jumbo jet in the summer of 2021, with the 50th anniversary of the first Boeing 747 being welcomed. April 19.
And again, it seems that the last commercial passenger flight, which will be operated with a Boeing 747-400 KLM, will take place on March 29, 2020.
The latest Boeing 747-400 KLM
According to the Dutch press, the last commercial flight operated by a Boeing 747-400KLM will take place on the route Mexico City - Amsterdam, under the code KL686. The aircraft will take off on March 28, at 21:05. And in Amsterdam it will land on March 29, around 15:20.
The latest Boeing 747-400 KLM carries the PH-BFW. He is 19.5 years old, being delivered to KLM in October 2000. He was baptized "City of Shanghai".
Currently, KLM still operates 6 Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft, most of them over 20 years old. KLM has 2 types of 747 aircraft. The classic Boeing 747-400 model is fully configured for passengers and can carry up to 408 passengers. And the 747-400M, a combo version for passengers and cargo, which can carry up to 268 passengers. In 1989, KLM was the launch customer of the 747-400M.