Cathay Pacific B747 gets one last hurrah

30 May 2016 by Clement Huang
Cathay Pacific is poised to retire its B747-400 from active duty after almost three decades. The four-engine "Queen of the Skies" will take off from Hong Kong International Airport for its final return journey on September 30. Flight CX542 will depart Hong Kong at 1625 and arrive in Tokyo at 2135. The final flight CX543 will then take off from Tokyo Haneda at 1035 on October 1 before touching down in Hong Kong at 1410. Members of Cathay Pacific’s Marco Polo Club programme who book one of the aforementioned flights before June 30 will receive a limited-edition souvenir to commemorate the special occasion. A pre-flight party will also be held at the departure gate. Redemption bookings are allowed, however availability for the final flights is limited and all redemption seats are already on waitlist. The B747 features a four-class configuration, with nine seats in first, 46 in business, 26 in premium economy and 278 in economy. Since taking delivery of the aircraft, Cathay Pacific’s jumbo jet has carried around 160 million passengers, and flown far enough to reach the moon and back 2,700 times. For more information, visit Clement Huang
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