Articles Tagged ‘747’

Air France immediately & permanently withdraws A380s; a very sensible decision

Air France immediately & permanently withdraws A380s; a very sensible decision

Air France phasing out A380s also means the end of its quads. We look into why this is very good, together with exploring its A380 operations.

End of era for 747 as KLM and Qantas withdraw type on same day

End of era for 747 as KLM and Qantas withdraw type on same day

KLM and Qantas both ended 747 passenger operations on 29 March, having started in the same year. We look their 747 routes and capacity development.

Busiest airports worldwide for 25 of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft revealed

Busiest airports worldwide for 25 of the world’s most popular commercial aircraft revealed

We all know Dubai is the place to see A380s but which are the world’s busiest airports for other aircraft types? We look at a range of aircraft types from mega-jumbos to turboprops to see where you should go to see them.


London Heathrow Airport - still #1 for Boeing 'jumbo' jet ops

London Heathrow Airport – still #1 for Boeing ‘jumbo’ jet ops

The legendary Boeing 747 may have been trumped as the world’s largest passenger aircraft by the creation of the Airbus A380, but there are still plenty of them operating around the world. We reveal at which airports you are most likely to see one, and where you no longer will. We also reveal the top […]

Lufthansa’s 747-8I in scheduled service; Weeze celebrates five years as Ryanair base; Liverpool Airport welcomes Ryanair’s 18-millionth passenger

Lufthansa’s 747-8I in scheduled service; Weeze celebrates five years as Ryanair base; Liverpool Airport welcomes Ryanair’s 18-millionth passenger

Almost 150 routes were launched this week around the world, but they were not the only occasions for airlines and airports to celebrate. Which European airline celebrated twice last week? And how did Washington Dulles and Lufthansa celebrate the 747-8I’s first scheduled service?

Boeing remains in the lead of the delivery race; Lufthansa takes its first 747-8I

Boeing remains in the lead of the delivery race; Lufthansa takes its first 747-8I

Airbus might have delivered more aircraft than Boeing in April, but it was not sufficient in order to recover the leading position. But which manufacturer delivered to a wider unique customer base? Which Asian low cost airline became the latest user of A320s? And which airline took the delivery of a rejuvenated “Queen of the […]


Russia’s second biggest international airline, Transaero, grows by 50% in 2008

Article ThumbTransaero’s fleet of over 40 mostly Boeing aircraft include 747s and 777s. These have helped it to rank #2 after Aeroflot among Russian airlines for international traffic. How seasonal is demand for the airline and what are its network priorities for 2009?

Boeing 747 celebrates 40th anniversary; Heathrow the place to see them

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryOver 1400 747s of different configurations have been built in the last 40 years, but how many airlines are still operating the last passenger version, the -400? At which airports will you see most 747s and which are the longest (and shortest) commercial flights operated by this type?