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When Did Egyptair Retire Its Last B 747?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3023 times:

When did Egyptair retire its last B 747? They were still operating some back in 2003

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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10705 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Both 747-366Combis were sold in October 2005 but remain stored at Cairo (at least they were seen there recently). I´ve seen an active Egyptair 747 last time in 2004, but I think that it was reported that the two aircraft were flown as backup aircraft until 2005. Both aircraft were built in 1988, so they have some life left in them.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

Why did they retire them? Excess capacity?

User currently offlineHECA From Netherlands, joined Apr 2007, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2874 times:
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Quoting NA (Reply 1):
Both 747-366Combis were sold in October 2005 but remain stored at Cairo (at least they were seen there recently).

I've seen the two 747s at CAI during my trip to Egypt last week: both aircraft remain stored at CAI. Doubt the Egyptian weather is doing them much good...

Quoting United Airline (Reply 2):
Why did they retire them? Excess capacity?

The other types in the EgyptAir fleet proved to be of better use on it's flights than the 747: better capacity/range ratio than the 747.


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