Cathay Pacific has signalled the end for its Boeing 747-400 passenger fleet by announcing the final flight of the type.
On 31st August, the airline will operate the final 747-400 passenger flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong, ending 18 years of service with the type since its first -200B example began flying in July 1986.
Significantly, the first route operated by a Cathay Pacific 747 was from San Francisco to Hong Kong, so this is a fitting tribute.
The airline will continue to fly Boeing 747-400 and -8 models as part of its cargo operation.
As a side note, the airline has also announced that it will retire its Airbus A340-300 fleet in 2017.