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Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9214 posts, RR: 15
Posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 11531 times:

Does Air India operate the B 747-400 still? If yes how many and where do they fly them to?

I remember reading about them being retired but it seems that they are still in service.

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User currently offlineMrv85 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2012, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 11458 times:

According to airfleets.net they still fly five 747-400's. A sixth one (VT-ESM) seems to be stored.

Can't tell you where they fly, however a search on this site returns a recent picture of one in Frankfurt, however, a quick search on amadeus.net does not result in any 744 flights from Mumbai or New Delhi to Frankfurt.

EDIT: found one: Mumbai to Riyadh (Air India flight 927), is operated by a 744.

[Edited 2012-08-08 23:55:44]

User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12898 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11372 times:
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We no longer see them at Heathrow, which is really sad.

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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10818 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 11281 times:

As much as I know two are still operated in regular service, two others for the government, the others are stored. The one thats been damaged due to an uncontained engine failure a few years ago is being used for spares.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11053 times:

There are Two at VABB. both flying.....Noticed them on last Mon night.


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User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 3038 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 11009 times:

Appear to operate between India and Saudi on a frequent basis, plus government work

User currently offlineBLRAviation From India, joined Feb 2009, 394 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 10672 times:

I think total 5 in the AI fleet. 3 for VIP (Very Important Person) use, 2 are being used on Jeddah and/or Riyadh routes.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7465 times:

Looks Impressive when parked though...that offwhite with red looks royal as usual.


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User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7374 times:

There are three in service. Two for VIPs.
Also, They operate BOM-HYD-BOM-JED
Also CCJ-BOM-RUH-BOM-CCJ-COK.

When AI pilots were under strike, they were used on BOM-DEL-FRA for a very short while.

Edit. Spellcheck

[Edited 2012-08-10 04:33:31]


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User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7328 times:

In service are:

1003 27164 B747-437 VT-ESN
1009 27165 B747-437 VT-ESO
1034 27214 B747-437 VT-ESP
1089 28094 B747-437 VT-EVA
1093 28095 B747-437 VT-EVB

on the following routes:

BOM-HYD vv
BOM-JED vv
BOM-CCJ vv
BOM-RUH vv
CCJ-JED vv
CCJ-COK vv
COK-JED vv
COK-RUH vv
DEL-RUH vv
HYD-JED vv
RUH-CCJ
RUH-TRV vv
TRV-COK


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6836 times:



Amazing livery each time.........perfect for the B747.



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User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6743 times:

AI has 2 744s in passenger service, flying Saudi routes and the occasional charter flight. There are another 2 being used for Government/VIP work, and 1 which is grounded currently.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6394 times:

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 11):
and 1 which is grounded currently.

Which is the AOG one.



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