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A British Airways Boeing 747-400 flying over downtown San Diego, Calif. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

British Airways Plans Austin and San Diego resumption

The Covid-19 virus has caused havoc all over the planet and brought virtually all international leisure travel to a standstill. Over the last couple of months, there have been signs of recovery in air travel, with domestic flight numbers increasing. Another major sign of recovery is surfacing, the resumption of long-haul international flights to leisure destinations. British Airways flights to both Austin, Texas and San Diego, Calif. ceased in March of 2020, just like most international passenger flights and finally,…

Lufthansa Brings Last 747 Out of Storage From Twente Airport

German flag carrier, Lufthansa, has brought their last Boeing 747 out of storage from Twente Airport to be returned to service. The Twitter account for the Twente Airport in the Netherlands tweeted out photos of the German queen departing for Frankfurt. From there the aircraft will go through the process…

Mahan Air Returns Boeing 747-300 To Service

The least successful model or the Boeing 747 family, the Boeing 747-300, made an unexpected return to the aviation scenes a few days ago, when Iranian carrier Mahan Air returned one of the type to service after over five years of storage. The airline is scheduling a service between Mehrabad…

China Airlines Retires Passenger 747s

China Airlines flew its final passenger flight on a Boeing 747 on Saturday. The flight, operating as China Airlines flight 2747, lasted five hours and 15 minutes and operated exclusively at Taipei, taking a scenic journey to Mount Fuji and back. The aircraft used is line number B-18215, which was…

Birds of a Feather: The Aircraft Lost to COVID-19 in…

To not mince words about the commercial aviation industry when talking about the last year, but 2020 sucked. The global force for moving passengers was grounded with the rapid spread of COVID-19 as borders closed, demand fell and airlines looked to make the most of the disaster at hand. Months…

Qantas Celebrates 100th Birthday Amidst Historic Aviation Crisis

On Nov. 16, 1920, Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Service — then and now affectionately known as QANTAS, but stylized "Qantas" — was founded by two veterans of the Australian Flying Corporation, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local grazier Fergus McMaster. With Australia being one of the largest…

British Airways’ Retired 747 to be Converted into a Cinema,…

On Oct. 8th, British Airways’ last 747 touched down at Cotswold Airport in Kemble, England after 26 years in the sky. While it may be the end of its days as a commercial jet, this 747 isn’t done serving the public. By spring 2021, the aircraft will be permanently parked…

British Airways and the Boeing 747 — A Look Back…

The warning signs were there in March when the coronavirus stopped the aviation industry dead in its tracks. The knock-on effects from the global downturn of passenger traffic were already being calculated by airlines across the world, with decisions being made for what life would look like for airlines post-COVID.…

British Airways Announces Immediate Retirement of 747 Fleet

British Airway has announced that it will immediately retire its Boeing 747 fleet following the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. The airline was forced to store all of its 28 747-400s due to reduced demand in the midst of the respiratory disease pandemic. In a letter sent out to all…

Qantas Will Pay Tribute to Its 747s with Farewell Flights

Qantas employees were notified that the company will operate three farewell flights with one of its 747s in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra in mid-July with tickets available to the public, giving passengers a chance to take one last trip on the jumbo jet. The aircraft will fly over Sydney on…