Qantas announced the retirement date of its, the aviation’s most iconic aircraft, the Boeing 747.
The last of Qantas’s six 747-400s will be retired by the end of 2020 and be replaced by its new 14 787 Dreamliners.
The 747s have been with Qantas since 1971, and each new version allowed Qantas to fly further and improve what they offered to passengers.
The Jumbo jet entered service on January 21, 1970, with Pan American World Airways – and remained the largest commercial aircraft to fly until the launch of the Airbus A380 in October 2007.
The 747 changed the Air travel that made flying further and faster than most of its predecessors, and brought new levels of luxury to the sky, with premium passengers enjoying a bar and lounge on the upper deck with some carriers.
The largest passenger aircraft era is coming close to an end as both 747-8 and the A380 are not in the favour list of Airlines.
However, the ‘Queen of the Sky’ has done her part in transforming the Air Travel and the cargo version is still in demand.