‘It changed aviation’: Final Boeing 747 rolls out of production line after half a century


Unsurprisingly, Lufthansa remains your best bet to fly on the Queen of the Skies.

While an icon of the aviation industry, passenger variants of the Boeing 747 are becoming increasingly rare in the skies. Next month, just four airlines are scheduled to operate the passenger version of the Queen of the Skies. But where will you find the jumbo jet? We looked at schedule data from Cirium to find out.



After more than half a century, the final Boeing 747 has rolled out of a US factory in Everett, Washington state to fly with Cargo Air. When it was first produced in 1969 it was the largest commercial aircraft in the world, the first with two aisles.

Throughout it’s lifetime, it has flown commercially, carried cargo and used as Air Force One for US presidents. The production of the planes have come to an end after Boeing and its European rival Airbus turned to more fuel-efficient and profitable aircraftsLast Boeing 747 rolls off line after half a century of production.


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