Why are airlines retiring the 747?
Airlines including KLM, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are retiring their 747 fleets a few years early as passenger demand has dropped due to the pandemic and airlines attempt to cut costs.
Some 747s are even being put to creative new uses as hotels and even scuba-diving attractions..
What is the oldest 747 still flying?
The oldest 747 still flying ordinary punters is owned by Iran’s Mahan Air. It first flew in 1986 and has been on Mahan’s books since 2007. The majority of BA’s active jumbos are far newer. The oldest, G-BNLY, was delivered in 1993; the newest, G-BYGG, in 1999.
What is the oldest 737 still flying?
Conviasa, a Venezuelan passenger airline, has a 737 (registration: YV3434) that dates back to 1976, Air Inuit, based in Canada, has one that was born in 1978, RUTACA, another carrier from Venezuela, has one from 1979.
Are any 707s still flying?
The 707 is no longer operated by major airlines. American actor John Travolta owned an ex-Qantas 707-138B, with the registration N707JT. In May 2017, he donated the plane to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society near Wollongong, Australia.
Why was the 747 discontinued?
Boeing to end 747 production due to coronavirus, marking end of era – Business Insider.