KICT wrote:The freighters will likely live on for quite some time. The passenger versions have no future life.
They will all end up parted-out/scrapped.
Dominion301 wrote:What's going to happen with Martinair once the 747s are gone?
PatrickZ80 wrote:One 747 that should be mentioned is the PH-BFB that will be preserved. It was bought by Corendon and after it's retirement at KLM in february 2019 it will be repainted in Corendon colors. It will then be placed in the garden of the Corendon hotel near Badhoevedorp which is a stone throw away from Amsterdam Airport.
The repainting will be done in Rome, which means the aircraft will make one flight in Corendon colors (from Rome back to Amsterdam) before being towed to it's final destination.
sonicruiser wrote:I don't think KLM is in any rush to retire its 747's like some other airlines out there. Its strategy is probably more along the lines of BA and QF who want to keep theirs flying and gradually drawdown over a few years rather than all at once.
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