Sources in the Netherlands say that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is speeding up the retirement of its remaining Boeing 747, originally scheduled for 2021, to save costs. KLM now has 7 passenger Boeing 747-400s and three 747Fs (Cargo) in commercial service.
Until they are retired, KLM’s passenger 747s will fly to New York JFK, Los Angeles and Mexico City. It is not clear yet whether the three 747s Cargo will be kept or retired. We’ll update this article as KLM offers more info on this topic. Photo: Ramon Kok / Green 14 Aviation.
. @klm to early retire remaining 7 Boeing 747-400’s by late March to cut capacity and save costs.
Retirement was planned in 2021, 50 years after introducing the Jumbojet into the fleet. https://t.co/ROMe1QqbCg
— Richard_on_aviation (@rschuur_aero) March 13, 2020