Just as Australia’s Quantas retired and bid farewell to its Boeing 747 Today, British Airways did same few days ago. The Dutch national carrier and the oldest airline in the world KLM, announced they are going to bid farewell to their long-serving Boeing 747 fleet in late October 2020.
KLM B747S retirement was originally scheduled for 2021, which will be 747’s 50th anniversary with the airline. But the new coronavirus crisis forced the Dutch to rethink their plans and conduct final passenger flights in March 2020, officially phasing out the plane for the first time.
The Queen of the skies was recalled from its retirement in August to conduct air bridge operations between the Netherlands and China, carrying medical equipment and supplies.
As the demand from the government for medical supplies decreases, the last flights are scheduled for late October, after which all KLM’s 747s will be decommissioned.
culled from dutchnews.nl