Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
744 Mixed : Why Not More Popular?  
User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2433 posts, RR: 8
Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3070 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Hi all,

I was wondering why the 747-400 Mixed version didn't record more success with the airlines ?
It should be a profitable aircraft, isn't it ?
Yesterday I wa in MXP and I had the chance to come close to the Air China 744 Mixed which was packed full of cargo and pax.
Here in Europe, only KLM is flying the 74M-74E.
Which other carriers do have them ?
Is an ER version available ?


Life is great at 41.000 feet...
2 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3022 times:

Air Canada has been flying the 747-400M (74E) since 1992.

There are 3 in the fleet with a 43J/257Y configuration.

Above and Beyond
User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3001 times:

BY the mid 1990s, the Combi aircraft simply went out of style....traffic was growing, the use of hubs was increasing and airlines had no problem filling up a 747 with passengers, thus combi services were dropped and airlines went back to flying dedicated freighters on key routes. Scheduling is difficult on Combi flights, the most convenient time for a passenger flight is rarely the most convenient time to move cargo, thus many airlines, such as Lufthansa, BA, SN, SQ, SR and QF discotinued their use of the 747-200Combi and had no interest in acquiring he 744 Combi. KLM is one of the few that still has many combi flights on its 744s, and I think Evergreen (Tapei) whose parent company is a major freight and shipping company, in another 744Combi user, along with AC as mentioned.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Why Not More 744's/High Density Aircraft In US? posted Fri Oct 15 2004 22:16:22 by Ual747
Why Not More Winglets? posted Wed Dec 13 2006 07:57:28 by JetSet777
Coloured Wings, Why Not More? posted Wed Nov 29 2006 22:00:21 by DHHornet
US-Russia; Why Not More US Airlines? posted Tue Nov 28 2006 13:49:15 by Ualcsr
Why Not More Widebodies @ EWR? posted Sat Jul 29 2006 02:27:44 by B727fan
SAS: Why Not More Q400? posted Fri Jul 14 2006 12:41:01 by CRJ900
Q 400 And ATR 72 Why Not More Orders In The US? posted Sat Apr 22 2006 22:15:15 by Cumulonimbus
Why Not More All-black Liveries? posted Mon Mar 20 2006 11:21:20 by Gearup380
Why Not More Services OZ/ZQN Winter Especially? posted Wed Jan 25 2006 01:52:47 by Simpilicity
Why Not More Russian Airliners Flying? posted Mon Jan 16 2006 14:05:15 by Wingscrubber