11 of 747-400 was selected for domestic type (747-481D) and two of 747-400 (JA401A,JA402A) was converted to 747-400D in 2003. The Bangkok-based carrier is selling all 10 of its 747-400s, with statements of interest due by Nov. 13. There are several advantages as to why Thai Airways would risk losing capacity by retiring aircraft. The Boeing 747 At British Airways. Orient, which went … If you look beyond Europe, Air China, Thai Airways and Korean Air still offer you the chance to board a Boeing 747. That list now includes British Airways, Corsair, KLM, Qantas, Thai Airways, and Virgin Atlantic. David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis. ANA started retirement for 747-400 in 2007. Their F is already good on all aircraft that they have it on. British Airways abruptly retired its fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft over the summer, blaming COVID-19. Tags: 747-400BCF 747-400F 747-8F ACE Belgium Freighters Air Hong Kong Boeing Cathay Pacific DHL Express freighter aircraft transactions National Airlines retirement Strategy Thai Airways … Tags: 747-400BCF 747-400F 747-8F ACE Belgium Freighters Air Hong Kong Boeing Cathay Pacific DHL Express freighter aircraft transactions National Airlines retirement Strategy Thai Airways … Talking point: have you given up on airport WiFi? Qantas is planning the retirement of their B747 fleet at the end of 2020. But Thai Airways is planning to retiment for all of 747-400s until 2023. Find special fares online and book now. Thai Airways wants to sell all of its Boeing 747s and many of its 777s as it moves forward with a court-approved restructuring plan amid the coronavirus pandemic.. Have you flown the 747 on China Airlines? It is uncertain how the COVID-19 will play out and there may be a risk to see these beloved 747 not returning to service from storage, which I hope not the case. Sad to see yet more 747’s go.. having said that, not sure what J class is like on the TG A380 but it has to be better than the outdated product on the 747. The airline has six Boeing 777-200s, six 777-200ERs and six 777-300. As Thai Airways is currently under financial pressure, it makes sense to remove the more expensive aircraft of the fleet. Thai Airways plans to not only retire its Boeing 747 fleet by 2024, but its Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 aircraft as well. This leaves just one of the original BNL (standing for Boeing New Longhaul) registered aircraft in the fleet. All Nippon Airways introduced fot total 23 747-400 series between the 1990 to 2000. The 747 shaped global air travel as we know it today. Additionally, Thai Airways also plans to retire its fleet of Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 aircraft. The group is now expected to end the year with 96 aircraft, including 74 widebodies and 22 narrowbodies. It’s unknown which year the last Boeing 747(-400) be retired. YI-ASA (parked since january 2020) YI-AQQ. Thai Airways wants to sell all of its Boeing 747s and many of its 777s as it moves forward with a court-approved restructuring plan amid the coronavirus pandemic.. Delivered between 1993 and 2003, the entirety of the TG Boeing 747-400 fleet is available. As with the -200B, BA was the first airline to receive aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce engines. However, longer range destinations still required stops en-route. Thai Airways also plans to sell 12 of its 32 777s plus one Airbus A300, nine Airbus A340s and two Boeing 737-400s. If you look beyond Europe, Air China, Thai Airways and Korean Air still offer you the chance to board a Boeing 747. The Boeing 747 has been produced by Boeing since 1968 and the first commercial flight happened on January, 22 in 1970 as a Pan Am flight. 10 x B747-400 6 x 777-200 6 x 777-300 6 x A340-600 5 x A340-500 1 x A300-600 2 x 737-400 The A340's have been in storage for years, the 772s and 773s have been in service until recently but are old and looking their age and along with the 747 were coming up to retirement anyway, the global COVID situation has brought forward their retirement. interact with our community. Thai Airways has a fleet of seven 747-400 aircraft. By the time BA was formed in 1974, the 747 was already significant part of BA’s fleet. Didn’t receive an activation email? These aircraft are relatively old, with an average age of 19 years according to Air Fleets and it is about time the airline considered a fleet renewal. Is this a good move by the airline? Login now. Then you're in luck, because Thai Airways has ten of them up for sale. Tokyo Haneda (Lufthansa, Qantas, and Thai Airways) Retirement. Boeing's 747 descends closer to retirement. As borders come down, where can you travel across Australia? British Airways is sending its final Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets to museums as the airline completes the retirement of its iconic wide body aircraft. Korean Air 747-400- rumored to already be retired. Thai Airways latest to retire its Boeing 747s, seeks to sell fleet plus 24 other jets The Points Guy 16:09 6-Nov-20 Inside Atlas Air Simple Flying 05:55 6-Nov-20 Boeing 747 approaches end as supplier builds final jumbo frames BNN Bloomberg 19:10 5-Nov-20 The new Thai Airways wide-body fleet in 2024 will look something like this: This does not include any subsidiary airlines that operated short-haul aircraft. British Airways Defends 747 Retirement In Mar-2016 United disclosed its plan to accelerate 747 retirement and have the … Actually they didn’t decide what aircraft is replacing for 747-400. Sign up to our daily aviation news digest. British Airways was one of the first airlines to place an order for the upgraded jumbo, with an initial order for 16 aircraft announced on August 16th 1986. Iraqi airways 747-400-????? If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. Thai Airways flies the 747-400 between Bangkok and Sydney, while Korean Air uses the 747-8I at certain times of the year on Seoul Incheon-Sydney. Like many other airlines, Thai has also been struggling to keep the light on, especially with Thailand’s borders still being closed. And its unusual and graceful shape, immediately recognizable to many travelers, will be missed. American carriers who used to operate the Boeing 747 included American Airlines, Delta and United. HL7461 (had it engines removed at GMP) “While Korean Air still keeps its 747-400s active on a daily basis, the aircraft currently doesn’t seem to be regularly scheduled on any routes. Thai Airways is trying to sell its Boeing 777-300s. ... Thai Airways, KLM, Qantas and Lufthansa are keeping a few in the air for the next couple of years at least. Delivered between 1993 and 2003, the entirety of the TG Boeing 747-400 fleet is available. Airliners like British Airways, KLM, and Qantas have already said goodbye to multiple aircraft, and they will continue to do so in 2019. The Boeing 747 will no longer be seen flying with British Airways' colors. That needs a morning departure from SYD. British Airways Boeing 747-400. The Thai flag-carrier has listed its entire Boeing 747 fleet on its Thai Aircraft Trading website, which offloads decommissioned aircraft "for outright sale" on an as-is, where-is basis – which we're petty sure also means no returns and no refunds. This particular frame was delivered to BA on 27th July 1990, so at just shy of its 29th birthday, it’s a well deserved retirement. Currently, Thai Airways does not have orders for any new aircraft. Additionally, Thai Airways also plans to retire its fleet of Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 aircraft. ... British Airways Boeing 747-400 Takeoff London Heathrow Airport - Duration: 4:14. A newer aircraft not only provides a better passenger experience (quieter engines, better pressurization, bigger cabins) but also better profit margins for the airline. If a jumbo jet is just a bit too big for your needs, Thai is also disposing of all twelve of its Boeing 777-200ER and 777-300 jets, nine of the fuel-thirsty four-engine Airbus A340s and even a pair of nimble Boeing 737-400s. There are still, for now, other airlines flying the passenger 747 including Virgin Atlantic, Qantas, KLM, Thai Airways, Lufthansa, Korean Air and Air China. They could send the A380 to SYD if they had a later departure to connect better with Europe flights but their target market is domestic Thailand and shorthaul BKK-Asia. The retirement date is already set, and the ‘Queen of the Skies’ will impressively bow out of BA service in 2024, after 54 years of continuous 747 operations in their fleet. Listed online just like two French government Airbus A340s, 10 Boeing 747-400s and two Airbus A380-800s are on the offering.. This massive fleet shakeup will lead to a more streamlined and optimized product offering for passengers, at the risk of the reduced capacity. COVID bites again!! Thai Airways was already in financial trouble before COVID-19, so whether or not they bring the 747s back may depend on how much they decide to shrink coming out of the crisis. YI-ASA (parked since january 2020) YI-AQQ. Thai Airways, the flag carrier of Thailand, currently operates a fleet of seven Boeing 747-400s. Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox, Thai Airways is selling all of its Boeing 747s. don’t worry if you love the aircraft, Lufthansa has made no plans to retire their type. Korean Air has a fleet of two Boeing 747-400s. Thai Airways wants to sell all of its Boeing 747s and many of its 777s as it moves forward with a court-approved restructuring plan amid the coronavirus pandemic.. 747-400s are not particularly efficient by modern standards so it is hard to see any airline building their long-haul fleet in a post-Covid world around them. "We do not set any asking nor starting price for each aircraft," the groups notes. HL7461 (had it engines removed at GMP) “While Korean Air still keeps its 747-400s active on a daily basis, the aircraft currently doesn’t seem to be regularly scheduled on any routes. Available for delivery from early 2021, these Boeing 747s were manufactured between 1993 and 2003, so they'll have some miles on them: but they'll also have Thai's cosy first class suites in at the pointy end, with business class seats both behind that and upstairs. He has donated his 707 to the HARS aviation museum in Australia, but there has been delays in getting it there, and the current situation hasn’t helped. its the A380s I'll miss the most when they're gone. Believing they can find a buyer for 20 year old 744s is highly optimistic to say the least. Already have an Executive Traveller account? Thai Airways 747-400 assigned to many routes with short distance routes and long haul flights. Airliners like British Airways, KLM, and Qantas have already said goodbye to multiple aircraft, and they will continue to do so in 2019. Recently, it also painted three of the Queens in retro liveries. 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Which airline will next retire the 747? Tokyo Haneda (Lufthansa, Qantas, and Thai Airways) Retirement. And, while the airline plans to retire half of its 747 fleet by 2021, it plans to keep the type in operation until February 2024. However, longer range destinations still required stops en-route. Already have an ET account? The unexpected claims stem from a number of unnamed internal sources, who, according to Bloomberg, also believe that there will be a cull of narrow-body planes that feed longer routes. as a matter of fact, the Thai 747's may be acquired by Avatar Airlines for there US domestic service. Different airlines have announced their retirement plans for their Boeing 747-400s. parties. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password. Three Boeing 747s have an additional first-class seat. Thai Airways' Boeing 747 first class suites. Whilst it is sad to see the Boeing 747 slowly phased out by airlines around the world, don’t worry if you love the aircraft, Lufthansa has made no plans to retire their type. British Airways plans to retire its complete jumbo jet fleet over the coming months, marking the end of an era for the world's largest operator of Boeing 747-400 passenger planes. British Airways plans to retire its complete jumbo jet fleet over the coming months, marking the end of an era for the world's largest operator of Boeing 747-400 passenger planes. Rolls Royce Trent Engine - Duration: 12:45. settime2588 3,544,728 views. That’s the case for Thai Airways as the airline has put up 34 of its aircraft for sale, including its entire fleet of Boeing 747-400s. Some 5,000 of the airline's employees have signed up for the company's early retirement scheme. Thai Airways Fleet Boeing 747-400 Details and Pictures. Journalist - Working in news media for over a decade with outlets including 9News and the Discovery Channel, Nick is an airline marketing specialist with a Masters level education. In July, British Airways announced that it would retire all of its Boeing 747-400s prematurely, given the impact that the pandemic has had on air travel demand.The airline had 28 Boeing 747s, which were an average of 23 years old. All ten of the Thai carrier's jumbo jets have hit the second-hand market. Thai Airways flies the 747-400 between Bangkok and Sydney, while Korean Air uses the 747-8I at certain times of the year on Seoul Incheon-Sydney. The Boeing 747-400 will look similar to this 747-200 ‘testbed’ plane. Thai Airways has updated its aircraft sales page to include a number of new aircraft including 747s, 777s, and A340s. The Bangkok-based carrier is selling all 10 of its 747-400s, with statements of interest due by 13 November. MIAMI – Thai Airways (TG) has put both its Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 fleets for sale amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.. Different airlines have announced their retirement plans for their Boeing 747-400s. Thai Airways has decided to delay the retirement of its B747-400s until 2022 to mitigate the capacity shortages caused by Dreamliner’s groundings and the postponement of fleet renewal decision. THAT was flying... Hi Guest, join in the discussion on Thai Airways is selling all of its Boeing 747s, Executive Traveller is published by Business Travel Media Pty Ltd, a corporate authorised credit representative (#515763) of MGS FINANCIAL PTY LIMITED (#337568). On current fleet, ... Thai Airways International has decided to delay the retirement of its remaining B747-400s until 2022 to mitigate the capacity shortages caused by B787-8s groundings and the postponement of fleet renewal decision. It’s unknown which year the last Boeing 747(-400) be retired. And, while the airline plans to retire half of its 747 fleet by 2021, it plans to keep the type in operation until February 2024. Find special fares online and book now. Well, they are amongst the youngest passenger 744s, so there may still be some (little) hope. By the time BA was formed in 1974, the 747 was already significant part of BA’s fleet. Korean Air 747-400- rumored to already be retired. Add China Airlines to the long list of 747 operators that have moved up the retirement of the Queen of the Skies. Thai Airways International Public Co., ltd., trading as THAI (SET: THAI, Thai: บริษัท การบินไทย จำกัด (มหาชน)), formerly known as Thai International, is the flag carrier airline of Thailand. It is uncertain how the COVID-19 will play out and there may be a risk to see these beloved 747 not returning to service from storage, which I hope not the case. 10 Boeing 747-400s; ... @malaysiaairlines #747 out of retirement and in se. What do you think? Sam Chui has fond memories of photographing many Qantas B747 at Sydney during his college years. We use ads to keep our content free. Monday 24th June 2019 saw yet another British Airways Boeing 747-400, G-BNLN retired from service. This particular frame was delivered to BA on 27th July 1990, so at just shy of its 29th birthday, it’s a well deserved retirement. The carrier has cited the COVID-19 pandemic as the main reason for the early retirement. The end of Thai Airways’ 747 fleet? British Airways celebrated 100th anniversary with 3 special Boeing 747 painted in retro livery British Airways fleet in retro and current livery. Lufthansa is planning to retire all of their Airbus A380s, the bulk of their smaller A340s and all of their older Boeing 747-400s. The former Orient Thai 747, which in a previous life flew for Cathay Pacific Airways, touched down to operate a flight in March 2016 and developed mechanical problems. In total, a large 25 aircraft will be retired over the next four years according to CH-Aviation. I just saw this article that Thai Airways will retire all of their 747-400’s by 2024 along with their 777-200’s, 777-200ers , and 777-300’s USER_MINI_PROFILE Cardude2 British Airways is sending its final Boeing 747-400 jumbo jets to museums as the airline completes the retirement of its iconic wide body aircraft. Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you Monday 24th June 2019 saw yet another British Airways Boeing 747-400, G-BNLN retired from service. MIAMI – Thai Airways (TG) has put both its Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 fleets for sale amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.. Recently, it also painted three of the Queens in retro liveries. But the newly-installed CEO now touts the decision as a huge boost to British Airways’ sustainability efforts. In 2018, Thai Airways will receive the last five aircraft from orders it placed several years ago. There's no sign of Thai's six flagship Airbus A380s, but with the airline continuing to face financial struggles even before Covid-19 took hold, those superjumbos could also soon be headed for the second-hand lot. So yes, he is letting it go. British Airways Reveals 747 Retirement Plans. If Thai Airways keeps the new aircraft for another 20 years, this will easily make the airline millions more. Thai Airways' Boeing 747 first class suites. Air China has three Boeing 747-400s and seven Boeing 747-8Is. Thai Airways delays retirement of eight 747-400s Thai Airways was initially planning to cut its fleet by at least another eight aircraft in 2015 and end the year with less than 90 aircraft. The first is to modernize the fleet. View from my 61st floor room at the beautiful bran. The current fleet plan for 2018 includes five A350-900 deliveries, all in the first half, as well as the retirement of two 777-200s and two 737-400s. THAI Airways (October 2012) British Airways (August 2013) Asiana Airlines (June 2014) Qatar Airways (October 2014) Etihad Airways (December 2014) Hi Fly Malta (August 2018) All Nippon Airways (May 2019) Japan’s largest carrier, All Nippon Airways, placed the final Airbus A380 order They have all since retired the type. Qantas is planning the retirement of their B747 fleet at the end of 2020. The move would be one of the largest fleet shake-ups of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic we’ve seen several airlines expedite their retirement of the Boeing 747, including British Airways, Qantas, and Virgin Atlantic.At this point Thai Airways has one of the largest 747 passenger fleets in the world, and prior to the pandemic Thai Airways was planning to retire 747s by … as a matter of fact, the Thai 747's may be acquired by Avatar Airlines for there US domestic service. 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Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock, Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus, Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin, Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock, average age of 19 years according to Air Fleets, Thai Airways is currently under financial pressure. That list now includes British Airways, Corsair, KLM, Qantas, Thai Airways, and Virgin Atlantic. If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address Boeing's 747 descends closer to retirement. Pssst: wanna buy a Boeing 747 jumbo jet? The airline has no plans to phase out its fleet of 14 Boeing 777-300ER however. Add China Airlines to the long list of 747 operators that have moved up the retirement of the Queen of the Skies. Log in below. British Airways Boeing 747-400. Thai Airways Offers 747, Other Aircraft For Sale. These aircraft are relatively old, with an average age of 19 years according to Air Fleets and it is about time the airline considered a fleet renewal. Sam Chui has fond memories of photographing many Qantas B747 at Sydney during his college years. TG went from double daily 747 to single daily 747. Thai Airways also plans to sell 12 of its 32 777s plus one Airbus A300, nine Airbus A340s and two Boeing 737-400s. Thai Airways International Public Co., ltd., trading as THAI (SET: THAI, Thai: บริษัท การบินไทย จำกัด (มหาชน)), formerly known as Thai International, is the flag carrier airline of Thailand. For example, even in its Boeing 747-400 fleet, it has two different configurations… of a single-seat difference. The former Orient Thai 747, which in a previous life flew for Cathay Pacific Airways, touched down to operate a flight in March 2016 and developed mechanical problems. Thai Airways, the flag carrier of Thailand, currently operates a fleet of seven Boeing 747-400s. Maybe they'll be bought as freighters...nice big belly on them albeit 4 engines aren't that efficient. The world’s largest operator of the Boeing 747 is British Airways, as they have 36 Boeing 747-400s in their fleet. All 18 Boeing 747-136 aircraft were delivered by April 1976, by which time all services to Australia were operated with 747. The airline will also become more streamlined in its product offering. Working closely with AirAsia, Virgin Australia, Turkish Airlines and others, Nick provides unique insight and analysis on a variety of aviation topics. Virgin Australia, Air Canada frequent flyer partnership, Singapore Airlines: new KrisFlyer 2022-2023 status extension, Apple's own cellular modem could finally launch 5G MacBooks, Apple's new $900 AirPods Max noise-cancelling headphones, Apple's next Mac M2 laptop chips could out-muscle Intel, The Executive Traveller 2020 Christmas Gift Guide, Australian approval of Pfizer vaccine expected in January. With 34 Boeing 747-400s still in service, British Airways is the largest remaining passenger 747 operator in the world. 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If a jumbo jet is just a bit too big for your needs, Thai is also disposing of all twelve of its Boeing 777-200ER and 777-300 jets, nine of the fuel-thirsty four-engine Airbus A340s and even a pair of nimble Boeing 737-400s. The British Airways retirement is a big deal because they had the largest passenger 747 fleet in the world, a handful of which they had recently repainted in commemorative retro liveries. Based in Sydney, Australia. Such a shame he says while looking under the sofa for any loose change LOL. Nearly every airline has retired their 744 fleets and most have been scrapped. Thai Airways Flight TG322. This widebody fleet gives the airline plenty of flexibility to serve dense regional routes (for example, Hong Kong to Bangkok) or narrow long-haul routes (such as Phuket to Perth), as well as your standard international flights (Frankfurt to Bangkok). I wonder if we’ll see SYD - BKK with an A380 sometime next year? According to the current schedule, Thai Airways plans to phase out … Plan your trip with Thai Airways. On current fleet, ... Thai Airways International has decided to delay the retirement of its remaining B747-400s until 2022 to mitigate the capacity shortages caused by B787-8s groundings and the postponement of fleet renewal decision. This leaves just one of the original BNL (standing for Boeing New Longhaul) registered aircraft in the fleet. View offers & promotions, where we fly, travel, airport, and destination information. Oct 22, 2019 - Explore Neal Prescott's board "B747", followed by 208 people on Pinterest. If the airline has fewer types of aircraft then it can focus its resources and can quickly fix an aircraft when it breaks down. Iraqi airways 747-400-????? There is no doubt that the newer aircraft run circles around the Boeing 747’s fuel efficiency. These aircraft will be kept alongside new aircraft like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, of which it has eight so far, 12 Airbus A350s and the original six Airbus A380s. For example, there are many 777-300ERs available from all sorts of airlines including VA and these are more flexible and efficient than ageing 747s. The J on the A380 is more on par with the rest of the world. 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Thought he had to let go his 707 partly because it was getting too expensive to maintain? Thai Airways also plans to sell 12 of its 32 777s plus one Airbus A300, nine Airbus A340s and two Boeing 737-400s. All 18 Boeing 747-136 aircraft were delivered by April 1976, by which time all services to Australia were operated with 747. Listed online just like two French government Airbus A340s, 10 Boeing 747-400s and two Airbus A380-800s are on the offering.. History of the queen of the skies. With 34 Boeing 747-400s still in service, British Airways is the largest remaining passenger 747 operator in the world. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link. November 4, 2017 by Ben 77. ... Thai Airways, KLM, Qantas and Lufthansa are keeping a few in the air for the next couple of years at least. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to Cardude2 wrote:I think it is safe to say at this point that all China airline's 747's and Thai airways 747's are retired. 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