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Only 10 Airlines Now Operate 747's Into Heathrow!  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16393 times:

In case anyone is interested, I thought I would point out that now only 10 airlines operate Boeing 747's into London Heathrow.

These are:

Air India
Air New Zealand
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
El Al Israel Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Qantas Airways
Thai Airways International
United Airlines
Virgin Atlantic

The number will probably diminish more with airlines buying new fleet such as the A380 and B777's.

Havn't missed out any have I?

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User currently offlineIluv747400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16378 times:

Korean Air still does.

User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16308 times:

That's still 10...er, 11 with KE...more than operate them into my home airport  Wink

User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16287 times:



Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 1):
Korean Air still does.

Oops, yep, Korean still does! I wonder if they will operate the A380 into LHR when they get them?


User currently offlineRobertmalpass From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16268 times:

I believe CI fly 747s into LHR still.

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16168 times:

I'm still seeing Iran Air 747s operating regularly too.

Quoting Robertmalpass (Reply 4):

CI don't fly into LHR - with passenger aircraft at least. Eva air have the Taiwanese flights. And they still have some 747s timetabled to operate on the TPE run in April and May at least.

And with BA still operating a huge fleet of 744s, there will be no shortage of 747s at LHR for some time to come.....



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User currently offlineAdam42185 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16168 times:

At what point did the MOST airlines fly 747s into LHR? How many airlines was it? 20? 30?

User currently offlineVeeseeten From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16069 times:



Quoting Cornish (Reply 5):
And with BA still operating a huge fleet of 744s, there will be no shortage of 747s at LHR for some time to come.....

Quite! With the largest fleet of passenger 747's of any airline (for now) all based at one airport, I wouldn't star worrying about 747's at Heathrow just yet!


User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2995 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 16043 times:
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8herveg
Not quite right

Delete
Air India - Now two 77W and one 772ER only
United none scheduled this summer as far as i know.

Add
IranAir scheduled as 741/742 over summer
Korean (both pax and freighter)
EVA (both pax and freighter)
JAL (Freighters only)
Also
Singapore freighters still operate 3 weekly

You can also add adhoc appearances of 9K-ADE and the various UAE, Brunei and Saudi VVIP aircraft.

Robertmalpas and Cornish only CI flights into UK are freighters into Manchester.


User currently offlineAmricanShamrok From Ireland, joined May 2008, 2903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 15871 times:



Quoting Rutankrd (Reply 8):
United none scheduled this summer as far as i know.

Correct.
3x daily 763 from ORD
1x daily 772 from DEN
1x daily 772 from LAX
2x daily 772 from SFO
2x daily 763 & 2x daily 772 from IAD



Shannon-Chicago
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 15697 times:



Quoting Rutankrd (Reply 8):
IranAir scheduled as 741/742 over summer
Korean (both pax and freighter)
EVA (both pax and freighter)
JAL (Freighters only)
Also
Singapore freighters still operate 3 weekly

Thanks. I was really just talking about passenger 747's, not freighter.


User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1685 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 15594 times:

What about PIA? Are they all 777 to LHR?

Does Kuwait Airways every schedule 747s to LHR?

What about Saudi Arabian Airlines? No 747s to LHR?


User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2995 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 15447 times:
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This is my list of regular SCHEDULED 747 operators through LHR over time.
Please add to this list any missed. (it does not include adhocs and various proving flights that have operated by just about EVERY European legacy carrier from time to time)
GULF AIR (Lsd aircraft from MEA and SAS) ............................... PIA
CATHAY PACIFIC.....................................................................AIR CHINA/CAAC
EVA.........................................................................................AIR CANADA
CANADIAN? (This i am not sure if they only turned up after the ACA merger)
IRAN AIR.................................................................................AIR FRANCE CARGO/UTA CARGO
KOREAN..................................................................................ASIANA
THAI........................................................................................SAUDIA
JAL..........................................................................................ANA
ALIA/ROYAL JORDANIAN.........................................................CARGOLUX
PAN AM...................................................................................TWA
SEABOARD WORLD.................................................................FLYING TIGERS /FEDEX
NATIONAL...............................................................................UNITED
DELTA (PA CODE SHARE)......................................................AMERICAN
MEA.......................................................................................TMA
VARIG....................................................................................EGYPTAIR
OLYMPIC...............................................................................QANTAS
AIR INDIA..............................................................................SYRIAN ARAB
AIR NEW ZEALAND..............................................................SOUTH AFRICAN
AIR MAURITIUS.....................................................................NAMIBAIR
EL-AL....................................................................................CARGO AIRLINES
NIGERIA................................................................................KENYA (LSD FROM EI)
KUWAIT................................................................................MAS
SINGAPORE
British Airways
Virgin Atlantic
BOAC

That's 48 differing airlines over time


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 15370 times:

Some day there might be more carriers operating A380s to LHR than 747s.

User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2352 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 15288 times:



Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):

Chances are QF will be the next airline taken off that list as I imagine they will go like SQ with purely A380s eventually...



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User currently offlineJeffB From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15176 times:
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Quoting Thorben (Reply 13):

Not a matter of if, but when. Kinda obvious, right?

But the flip side of that is that the 747/A380 will likely always be out seriously numbered by 777/787/350's in both movements and number of seats at any airport!


User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2995 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15128 times:
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Directoyguy

PIA have mix of B773ER, B772ER and A310 varying by the day and routing
(The two B772LR are not scheduled however)

Kuwait does not scheduled 9K-ADE (the only 744 left) however uses it on an ADHOC basis in between Government VIP duties. Typically this is around once every two to three weeks.

Saudia schedules are exclusively low density B772ER aircraft in the range HZ-AKA through to HZ-AKK.
Saudia freight roaded to/from Belgium.
VVIP B744 and B74L aircraft in Saudia livery do visit regularly (In fact a 74L has arrived today)


User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 14726 times:

I've definitely seen a Kuwaiti one in the last 6 months.

Only 10 scheduled and only 10 is totally different though. You always get 747s popping up now and again from airlines that aren't strictly scheduling them.


User currently offlineAirNz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 14223 times:



Quoting Rutankrd (Reply 12):
SINGAPORE
British Airways
Virgin Atlantic
BOAC

But surely you can't include both BA and BOAC as separate entities in such a respect.
BEA and BOAC were combined to form British Airways and they never operated as two separate airlines.


User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2995 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 13963 times:
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AirNz

Well i suppose so to some extent ,however actually BOAC did start operating the 747 two years before the merger date.


User currently offlineManfredj From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 13529 times:



Quoting Thorben (Reply 13):
Some day there might be more carriers operating A380s to LHR than 747s.



Quoting JeffB (Reply 15):
Not a matter of if, but when. Kinda obvious, right?

Don't doubt the presence of the 747 just yet...but only time will tell. Certainly not with Cargo mixed in. Let's not discount all the carriers in the Orient that have yet to decide on the 748. It could give the 380 a run for its money. box 

So did we come up with a final tally for commercial 747 traffic into Heathrow? Now I'm curious. I'm assuming the number is more than 10?



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User currently offlineVald From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 13401 times:

what about syrian air
& there 747sp"s
val


User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2995 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 13312 times:
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Manfredj - including freighters the tally stands at 13 differing scheduled airlines + 9K-ADE on adhoc schedules.

User currently offlineRutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2995 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 13177 times:
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Vald
Syrian Airs 74Ls are currently out of service. Syrian using their A320s on the 3 weekly LHR-DAM services.
This has severely effected RB and left it short of aircraft resulting in major cuts across the network.

It is believed that Syrian are awaiting US export authorization of spares to return the 74Ls back to service later in the year.


User currently offlineFlyLKU From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 808 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 12675 times:



Quoting Cornish (Reply 5):
I'm still seeing Iran Air 747s operating regularly too.

Isn't that normally an SP?



...are we there yet?
25 8herveg : I think it is 12. My list plus Iran Air and Korean Air.
26 Rutankrd : FlyLKU Iranair have used a B74L (SP) just once this year 06.01.09 B747SP EP-IAA Iranair The winter timetable was actually scheduled with a A306. Start
27 Rutankrd : 8herveg Still missing EVA off your list of pax operators ! Plus the cargo only operators JAL and Singapore
28 Nzrich : Probably will be NZ actually as NZ has ordered new 773's to replace their 744's
29 Rutankrd : Nzrich Good point regarding ANZ Is there any signs of ZK-NBS returning to service soon from its bio-diesel experiments or has it been PWFUed?
30 Rutankrd : An addition to my earlier list of historical 747 operators into LHR - Aerolineas Argentinas
31 777law : What does OZ operate in and out of LHR these days? Don't they typically fly a 744 out of ICN?
32 Rutankrd : 777law Asiana use a 772ER on their four flight a week -LHR-ICN on Tuesday Thursday Saturday and Sunday Their cargo flights operate into Stansted using
33 Khobar : It would be interesting to take a list of past 747 operators and beside that list what they will likely be operating in the future. As we know, some
34 Nzrich : Unfortunately not the one to ask that question even thou i work for NZ
35 LGW340 : They now use A330's
36 Rutankrd : LGW340 Are you confusing mainland China operator - China Eastern (MU) with Taiwanese operator China Airlines (CI) ? As stated in reply6 above. The ONL
37 Hardiwv : Which airlines operate the B77W in LHR? Tks,
38 LongHauler : Canadi>n didn't schedule the B747-400 into LHR. Before the merger with AC, the LHR flights were flown with B767-300s, then DC-10-30s. After the merge
39 QatarA340 : Didnt QR used to operate their 747SP's in LHR or only LGW?
40 Raggi : From the top of my head: JL NH EK SQ TK 9W AI AC JJ PK QR (?) EY (?) GF BR (?) There may be additional that I can't think of straight away. raggi
41 Post contains links and images Oly720man : Iraqi Airways as well. View Large View MediumPhoto © Johan Ljungdahl
42 WingnutMN : Any chance DL will switch a 764 to a 744 out of ATL or JFK?
43 Rutankrd : LongHauler Thanks for your comments. I really wasn't sure on the Canadi>n 744s at all, but remember the CPair 742s charters to both Manchester and Gat
44 Rutankrd : QatarA340 Sure the Heathrow service commenced with A300-600R models, however the government 74L has been a regular visitor over time .
45 Rutankrd : 8herveg Noted last nights EVA passenger flight operated with 77W and checking with Gatwick and Heathrow Airport Movements as was Wedneday's flight. Is
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