Air International 2016-04
M.Broadbent - A Long Farewell /Commercial/
Air France operated 747s for 46 years. Here 747-400 F-GEXB (c/n 24155) is pictured at Montreal in 2012. The airline’s last Jumbo, F-GITJ (c/n 32871), was phased out in January 2016, continuing an ongoing trend for 747-400s to be retired.
Analysts say that for British Airways continuing to operate 747s from ist busy Heathrow hub makes sense, because of capital expenditure savings the carrier gets from operating them rather than buying new aircraft.
The British Airways Super High-J cabin configuration for its Jumbo fleet involves adding 16 more seats in business class.