This thread will work in the same way as the 747-400 one. I will provide a list of aircraft listed as active each week, sourced from Planespotters.net and cross-referenced with Flightradar24. Aircraft which are listed as active will be illustrated with the most recent airborne/take-off/landing photograph in the Airliners.net database, and those stored will be listed. If a stored aircraft has flown within the previous 7 days I'll make note of that. If an aircraft is stored but planned to become active I'll make note of that too, but won't list it as active until it is flying.
Please feel free to add updates and discuss the status of aircraft. However please refrain from using this thread to get into discussions about the relative merits of these two aircraft and other large aircraft, or the two manufacturers who produce them, or the airlines who fly them - this is not the place for that discussion.
5 aircraft active, 14 stored
D-ABYJ 37834/1477 Boeing 747-830 - airborne FRA-HND at time of posting
D-ABYK 37835/1480 Boeing 747-830 - last flew MNL-FRA 08/04/2020
D-ABYL 37836/1492 Boeing 747-830 - last flew FRA-ORD 12/04/2020
D-ABYO 37841/1498 Boeing 747-830 - last flew HND-FRA 12/04/2020
D-ABYP 37839/1500 Boeing 747-830 - airborne FRA-GRU at time of posting
Stored: D-ABYA, D-ABYC, D-ABYD, D-ABYF, D-ABYG, D-ABYH, D-ABYI, D-ABYM, D-ABYN, D-ABYQ, D-ABYR, D-ABYS, D-ABYT, D-ABYU
Airlines with whole fleet stored
- Air China - 6 aircraft stored: B-2480, B-2481, B-2482, B-2485, B-2486, B-2487 (a 7th aircraft, B-2479, is used by the government in a VIP configuration, and is listed as active)
- Korean Air - 10 aircraft stored: HL7630, HL7631, HL7632, HL7633, HL7636, HL7637, HL7638, HL7642, HL7643, HL7644
So as of the 12/04/2020, there is 1 airline flying 5 aircraft, with another 14 stored, with 2 more airlines with 16 aircraft all stored.