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Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:18 am

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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RE: Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:52 am

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]
 
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RE: Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:38 am

We no longer see them at Heathrow, which is really sad.

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RE: Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:11 am

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.
 
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RE: Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:26 am

There are Two at VABB. both flying.....Noticed them on last Mon night.
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RE: Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:46 am

Appear to operate between India and Saudi on a frequent basis, plus government work
 
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RE: Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:30 pm

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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RE: Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:35 am

Looks Impressive when parked though...that offwhite with red looks royal as usual.
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RE: Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:02 am

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.

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[Edited 2012-08-10 04:33:31]
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RE: Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:30 am

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
 
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RE: Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:36 am



Amazing livery each time.........perfect for the B747.
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RE: Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:17 pm

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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RE: Does Air India Operate The B 747-400 Still?

Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:16 am

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

Which is the AOG one.
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