China Airlines is preparing a farewell ceremony for its latest Boeing 747-400 in Taipei in February, which is also the last assembled.
The Taiwanese flag carrier said on Monday it will offer a farewell flight to the Boeing 747-400 on February 6, 2021, which will include a flight over Mount Fuji in Japan. China Airlines’ « Farewell Party for the Queen of the Sky » will be operated by the 747-400 registered B-18215, (the last 747-400 to come out of the Boeing FAL, delivered in April 2005), configured like the others to accommodate 12 passengers in Business class, 49 in Premium and 314 in Economy. The start of the festivities at Taipei-Taoyuan Airport is scheduled for 7:47 a.m., with a « surprise ceremony » before boarding, a take-off around 11:30 a.m. and a flight time of around 5 hours and 40 minutes. On board will be served cuisine from the Shizuoka region, where Mount Fuji is located, with passengers also receiving various gifts.
Only 350 tickets are on sale, with prices ranging from 7,470 Taiwanese dollars in Eco to 11,747 Taiwanese dollars in Business class on the upper deck (from 217 to 342 euros approximately).
The SkyTeam alliance company announced in November the sale of its last four 747-4s, which have been grounded since last March due to the Covid-19 pandemic and must leave the fleet no later than spring. She received her first 747s in 1975
China Airlines will of course keep its 18 747F; its largest passenger aircraft will now be the 358-seat 777-300ERs, with the remainder of its widebody fleet consisting of the Airbus A330-300 and A350-900.