08 September 2007

Northwest Airlines To Retire 747-200s

Northwest Airlines will be retiring the remainder of their passenger 747-200Bs with a final flight on Wednesday, September 12, 2007. The flight, according to an Airliners.net forum thread will route from NRT (Narita International, Tokyo, Japan) to SEA as NWA008, and SEA to MSP as NWA170. Northwest will retain two -200Bs to be used for civilian and military charters.

The -200B series was relegated to back up status over the past few years, as NW mainly used the 747-400 and DC-10-30 for their HNL-Japan service. The DC-10-30s were retired at the beginning of this year, and replaced with the Airbus A330-300.

The 747-251B NW will be using, is N624US (c/n 21706), built and delivered to NW in 1979. "6624" (NW's fleet number) is seen above reversing thrust on HNL's Runway 4R as it arrives from KIX as NWA016, back in 2005.

1 comment:

Larry Grace said...

Last Flight of NWA 747-200

On the 12 of Sept. I was out by MSP photographing aircraft from a new viewing point. When I saw this 747 coming in for a landing. It was using a runway that I haven't seen the 747 land on. After posting these photos I was contact and ask if this was the last flight. I did a web search and found that it was the final flight of NWA 747-200 numberN624US into the Twin Cities (MPS).

Photos can be view by clicking on the links below.

Larry Grace Photography