08 Feb '12, 12am

Singapore Airlines' jumbo farewell for the Boeing 747

Singapore Airlines' jumbo farewell for the Boeing 747

By Karamjit Kaur, Aviation Correspondent Four decades after it started flying the world's first jumbo, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is saying goodbye to the Boeing 747. The carrier will operate its last B-747 commercial flight to Melbourne, Australia, and back on March 24, spokesman Nicholas Ionides told The Straits Times. SIA introduced the aircraft to its fleet in 1973, and at one time had more B-747s than any other carrier worldwide. In March 2003, the airline had 39 B-747 passenger aircraft in its fleet. Today, it has just three. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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