As Delta continues to thin out its Boeing 747 operations, it appears that more routes are being converted away from the type.
Delta Boeing 747-400 in flight – Image, Delta Air Lines
Currently, Delta operates a singular route with the type – Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Seoul Incheon. This operates as DL158/159.
This route is scheduled to continue into the winter timetable season.
Two routes that are operated by Boeing 747 aircraft will switch to Boeing 777-200ER operations at the Winter Timetable change (30th October 2017) – the Detroit to Tokyo-Narita and Detroit to Shanghai Pu dong service.
Delta’s current fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft came when the Delta merged with Northwest Airlines
How long the Detroit to Seoul Incheon will last as a Boeing 747-400 service is another matter. With just one route left and a reducing amount of active frames, it’s only a matter of time before Delta Air Lines finally parts company with the Boeing 747. A late evening tweet from Airlineroute
gives a little giveaway when the last one will be out of service.
DELTA has tentatively filed last 747-400 service on 31DEC17, Seoul to Detroit (subject to change)
— airlineroute (@Airlineroute) March 5, 2017
Tentative, but an indication that Deltas chapter in operating the Boeing 747 is slowly coming to a close.
Editors note: Sorry it’s been a slow week from me. The joy of a nasty stomach bug flooring me totally when I’m not able to write or string a sentence together.
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