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Asiana Airlines Retires Last 747

by Matt Falcus

After announcing the upcoming retirement of its Boeing 747 passenger aircraft last month, today Asiana Airlines flew its final flight with the type on the Taipei-Seoul route.

Asiana was down to just a single Boeing 747-400 in its passenger fleet after having reduced the number in favour of modern twin-jet types like the Airbus A350.


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With the airline recognising how passengers and enthusiasts feel about the 747, Asiana arranged special fares for those who wished to fly the aircraft one final time as it flew exclusively on the route from Taiwan.

Some 48 trips were flown on the route in March.

Now, the final flight has taken place.

Operating as OZ711, HL7428 left Seoul Incheon at 10:15am, arriving to a water cannon salute in Taipei Taoyuan at 11:30am. It then left at 13:30pm on OZ712, landing back at Incheon at 16:35pm.

The final flight was understood to be sold out, with many enthusiasts tagging along for the ride to experience a now rare type one last time.

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