Sunday, January 26, 2014

ANA loads final Boeing 747 revenue flights.

All Nippon Airways (NH/ANA) has announced the schedule of their last Boeing 747-400D revenue flights. It will make its one last appearance at Fukuoka (FUK/RJFF) and Sapporo/New Chitose (CTS/RJCC) on March 30th, and the final revenue flight will take place on March 31st on the Tokyo/Haneda (HND/RJTT) - Okinawa/Naha (OKA/ROAH) route.
Boeing 747-481/D JA8966 at Haneda. It was retired in January 2014. (Photo: Ryosuke Yano)

March 30th, 2014
Haneda - Fukuoka 1 round-trip.
NH243 HND 0830 - 1020 FUK 74J
NH250 FUK 1110 - 1250 HND 74J

Haneda - New Chitose 1 round-trip.
NH069 HND 1500 - 1630 CTS 74J
NH074 CTS 1730 - 1905 HND 74J

March 31st, 2014
Haneda - Naha 1 round-trip.
NH127 HND 0840 - 1115 OKA 74J
NH126 OKA 1235 - 1500 HND 74J *Final ANA B747 revenue flight.

These flights will be operated by B747-481/D JA8961, which will be the last aircraft. The other, JA8960, is expected to be withdrawn from service in mid-March. With the 'D' standing for domestic, the B747-400D is a short-range high-capacity version of the B747-400 developed specifically for the Japanese market. March 31st will put an end to over 35 years of Boeing 747 operations with ANA. The 'Queen of the Skies' was first introduced in Japan by Japan Airlines (JL/JAL) in 1970. The final countdown has begun...

Source: All Nippon Airways (in Japanese)

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