AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – KLM has said farewell once again to one of their Boeing 747s – the City of Jakarta with registration PH-BFI. The Queen of the skies departed from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for the last time in the morning of December 27, 2019. The last flight was to Teruel Airport in Spain, where the aircraft will be stripped of valuable parts and then demolished.
The City of Jakarta was built in 1991 and flew her entire life for KLM. During Christmas, the aircraft made its last commercial flight to Mexico City and back to Amsterdam.
Since a few years, KLM is slowly retiring their Jumbo Jets and replacing them with more efficient Boeing 777s and 787s. KLM now only has 8 Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft left in their fleet.
KLM will retire the last 747 in 2021.