Clearly with many recent -381ER deliveries NH is gradually replacing their 744 fleet. I'm curious whether anyone has some idea as to the schedule of fleet replacement.
It appears two of their longhaul birds delivered in the last ten years have already left the fleet. I was looking through the July issue of AIRLINE magazine (a fantastic monthly publication here in Japan) and noticed that their non-744D registration list was missing the aforementioned 1998/99 deliveries.
Per the magazine, the current 10-strong 747-481 fleet is as follows:
JA8094, JA8095, JA8096, JA8097, JA8098, JA8958, JA8962, JA403A, JA404A and JA405A.
Further does anyone know the specific seat configurations correspond with each tail number?? Current configurations include 4-class (F, new club ANA, premium Y, Y) w/287 seats, 4-class w/323 seats and 3-class (F, old club ANA, Y) w/338 seats.
Also what is going to happen to all the -481Ds now that Itami airport has banned four engine aircraft?
[Edited 2006-08-12 04:43:03]