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KLM Announces Early Retirement for Boeing 747-400 by end of March 2020

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KLM has announced that it will retiring it's last remaining seven Boeing 747-400s by the end of March 2020 due to the Covid-19 Crisis as a cost-saving measure. The last of these planes were supposed to last until January 2021. The final day for these planes will be March 26. These birds will be missed! Though, KLM continues to operate 3 747-400F (Cargo) operated by Martinair. It's unsure if those aircraft are due for retirement later in March as well. 

 

https://simpleflying.com/klm-early-boeing-747-retirement/

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-havoc-forces-airlines-to-retire-iconic-planes-sooner-2020-3

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So many memories, so many flights flying their B747-300 Combis between YVR-YYC-AMS.  One flight, they ended up putting a helicopter in the back when we stopped in YYC.  No more Fokkers, no more MD11s and now, no more 747s.  So sad.

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What shame to see them go, never got to fly one and I regret that, well, the 747s still will fly for other airlines. 

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The last KLM 747 combi flight (presumably)to Toronto is happening right now PH-BFT is flying KLM flight 691 from Amsterdam to Toronto. The final 747-400 flight will be tomorrow (March 27th) with a regular 747-400 registered as PH-BFN which will land at Pearson scheduled for 4:35PM EDT. But Flightradar is showing the 747 in the schedule until at least April 1st.

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On 3/26/2020 at 10:23 AM, John Oke said:

The last KLM 747 combi flight (presumably)to Toronto is happening right now PH-BFT is flying KLM flight 691 from Amsterdam to Toronto. The final 747-400 flight will be tomorrow (March 27th) with a regular 747-400 registered as PH-BFN which will land at Pearson scheduled for 4:35PM EDT. But Flightradar is showing the 747 in the schedule until at least April 1st.

PH-BFT is coming back tomorrow as well as an Unknown 777-200ER (flight cancelled) so this is not the last 747M Combi ever

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It looks like there’s another 747 flight on April 4th and KLM will be the first 787-10 operator to YYZ with a flight Scheduled with it on April 3rd

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From what I've heard, the final KLM 747 flight recently landed at AMS. End of an era for sure. Qantas' last 747 flight landed last night in SYD, so within a few hours of KLM. Sad to see two iconic airline/aircraft combinations go at the same time.

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On 3/27/2020 at 5:39 PM, John Oke said:

It looks like there’s another 747 flight on April 4th and KLM will be the first 787-10 operator to YYZ with a flight Scheduled with it on April 3rd

The flight levels have gone down to three flights between Amsterdam (AMS) and Toronto (YYZ)

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