It’s a bad time to be a Boeing 747, or any four-engined jet for that matter. The current situation has led to the retirement of many such giants of the sky due to their poor fuel efficiency. Thankfully, while many have been scrapped and turned into keyrings, some have been saved as cinemas or by new operators.
Bye-bye G-VROS – Today will have been a sad day for many at Virgin Atlantic. Like its rival British Airways, the airline announced the end of its Boeing 747 operations earlier this year. Now, the airline is Boeing 747less, after its final aircraft departed Heathrow earlier today.