Boeing 747 cargo planes carrying the livery of Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s hometown airline and one of the world’s largest air freight carriers, at Chek Lap Kok airport on 4 September 2008. Photo: SCMPBoeing 747 cargo planes carrying the livery of Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s hometown airline and one of the world’s largest air freight carriers, at Chek Lap Kok airport on 4 September 2008. Photo: SCMP
Boeing 747 cargo planes carrying the livery of Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s hometown airline and one of the world’s largest air freight carriers, at Chek Lap Kok airport on 4 September 2008. Photo: SCMP

Boeing ends 747 aircraft production, closing the era of jumbo jets as coronavirus decimates air travel

  • The last of Boeing’s 747-8 will roll out of a Seattle-area factory in about two years, according to people familiar with the mater
  • Airbus is already preparing to build the last A380 jumbo, after the final convoy of fuselage segments rumbled to its Toulouse, France, plant last month
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Boeing 747 cargo planes carrying the livery of Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s hometown airline and one of the world’s largest air freight carriers, at Chek Lap Kok airport on 4 September 2008. Photo: SCMPBoeing 747 cargo planes carrying the livery of Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s hometown airline and one of the world’s largest air freight carriers, at Chek Lap Kok airport on 4 September 2008. Photo: SCMP
Boeing 747 cargo planes carrying the livery of Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s hometown airline and one of the world’s largest air freight carriers, at Chek Lap Kok airport on 4 September 2008. Photo: SCMP
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