JAL’s last two Boeing 747-400s made their final flight for the Japanese flag carrier on the first of March.
The two aircraft landed at Tokyo Narita from Honolulu and Okinawa, ending a history of JAL 747 flights spanning four decades.
The first of a total of 112 Boeing 747s that JAL would come to own inthe last 41 years, was a 747-100 delivered in 1970, and received itsfirst 747-400 in 1990. From 1970 to 2011, the airline owned a total of112 747s – 44 for international use, 34 for domestic and 2 freighters.The domestic version ( 747-400D) with a capacity of 568 was firstdelivered in 1991.
The Group is downsizing its fleet and operating more small and mediumaircraft such as the Boeing 767 and 777 and is a customer for the 787Dreamliner. It is adding regional jets to its fleet, such as the Embraer170.
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