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A KLM 747 departs Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

KLM, Qantas Reportedly Flying Final 747 Flights This Weekend

The global COVID-19 crisis has impacted aviation profoundly as airlines quickly adapt to crippling demand for air travel and a new reality of border restrictions, grounded jets and seeing sub 20 percent flight load factors. Over 85 airlines across the globe have announced a temporary halt in flight operations and almost all carriers are working to quickly downsize their fleet in an effort to run more efficient operations.  When looking at which aircraft to ground, the older, less fuel-efficient aircraft…