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15 Routes You Can Fly the Boeing 747 This Winter

by Matt Falcus

The Jumbo Jet, or Boeing 747, may be flying in much fewer numbers these days but it can still be found operating around the world into many of the world’s big airports.

At the time of writing, there are seven airlines with active passenger 747s in their fleets.

With the winter timetables soon coming into effect, here are 15 routes that you can fly on a 747:


Air China

Air China 747-8I (B-2485) on approach to Beijing Capital International Airport (Photo: eangel, distributed under a CC BY-SA 2.0 Licence)

The Chinese national carrier flies both the 747-400 and -8 passenger variants, and even operates its on one of the shortest 747 routes in the world between Beijing and Shanghai.

  • Beijing Capital to Frankfurt
  • Beijing Capital to Shanghai Hongqia


Asiana Airlines

B747-400M | Asiana Airlines | HL7423 | VHHH

Still flying some 747-400s around Asia.

  • Seoul Incheon to Jeju
  • Seoul Incheon to Osaka Kansai
  • Seoul Incheon to Shanghai Pudong


Korean Air

Korean Air 747-8I HL7638. Photo (c) Erik Ritterbach

Operating the 747-8 passenger variant, Korean Air’s jumbos can be seen on some very long routes.

  • Seoul Incheon to Atlanta
  • Seoul Incheon to Los Angeles
  • Seoul Incheon to New York JFK



The world’s largest operator of the Boeing 747, with both the -400 and -8 variants still flying all over the world from its Frankfurt hub.

  • Frankfurt to Boston
  • Frankfurt to Buenos Aires
  • Frankfurt to Johannesburg
  • Frankfurt to Newark Liberty
  • Frankfurt to Sao Paulo Guarulhos


Mahan Air

Boeing 747-422 joined Mahan Air as EP-MNA in 2008, as shown here, before being re-registered as EP-MEE in 2021. (Simisa, distributed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 Licence)

Iran’s major carrier Mahan Air has two active Boeing 747-400s in its fleet.

  • Tehran IKA to Beijing Capital
  • Tehran IKA to Dubai International


This list is not exclusive. There are other routes flown by the 747, particularly with Lufthansa who serves some 19 routes this winter.

To see a full list of Boeing 747 routes, visit this page: https://www.airportspotting.com/boeing-747-routes-list/




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Merv. Crowe October 19, 2023 - 10:37 am

Sad to see so few passenger 747s in service these days, and probably not be on one again . However have been very fortunate in my aviation career in having flown 124. sectors on the mighty 747 , on all the various models

Clark December 22, 2023 - 12:56 am

You missed Air China PEK-SZX.


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