Does Qantas still fly Boeing 747?

Qantas retired its final Boeing 747 aircraft on Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic rendered the aircraft and its long-range capabilities useless and accelerated its departure from Qantas by months.

Why is Qantas getting rid of 747?

Qantas’ 747 retirement came six months early due to the impact of the pandemic on air travel. The company is also slashing 20% of its staff, and has grounded its fleet of double decker Airbus A380s — wide-body jets used for long haul travel — for the next three years.

What will Qantas use instead of the 747?

For now, the only replacements for the 747s are the Dreamliners, potentially in combination with Qantas’ fleet of A330s. The A350 may become a part of the fleet in the future, but not for some time.

Will Qantas fly the 747 again?

If you never got to fly on the upper deck of the Qantas Boeing 747, you’ve missed your chance for good. Qantas will send its last two Boeing 747 jumbo jets on their final flight next month, making an early retirement for the iconic jumbo jet.

How many 747 does Qantas have?

Fleet Matrix

Aircraft Type Current Avg. Age
In Service
Boeing 737-800 70 14.1 Years
Boeing 747
Boeing 747-100

What happened to the last Qantas 747?

The jumbo jet is headed to retirement in the Mojave Desert in the United States, after Qantas brought forward the scheduled retirement of the fleet by six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When did last Qantas 747 fly?

22 July 2020
The final 747-400 in the fleet will depart Sydney at approximately 2pm on 22 July 2020 as flight QF7474. Prior to its final departure on the 22nd July, Qantas will host a hangar farewell event for employees. Note: The farewell jumbo jet joy flights will operate with Fly Well protocols in place.

Where is the last Qantas 747 going?

A quick retirement for the Boeing 747 in early 2020 Over the first half of 2020, the final jumbos began flying out of Sydney, heading to storage in California. Qantas sent their last 747-400, VH-OEJ Wunala, off to California in July. 2020 was an unusual year, and the aircraft didn’t get the send-off originally planned.

Which airline has the most 747?

The largest fleet of 747s today belongs to Japan Airlines, at approximately 78 (series -200s, -300s and 44 -400s). British Airways has the next largest fleet of 747s, comprising 56 747-400s. United Airlines 747-400 parked at Denver International Airport.

What planes are Qantas using?

Qantas operates a fleet of Airbus A330, Airbus A380, Boeing 737 and Boeing 787 making a total of 126 aircraft.