Cathay Pacific (CX, Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok) has ended B747 passenger operations following the arrival of the type's last scheduled flight, flight CX543 from Tokyo Haneda, on Saturday, October 1.
B-HUJ (msn 27595), which operated the service, was one of three remaining B747-400s still in service with the Hong Kong-based carrier at the time of its retirement.
Cathay Pacific continues to operate seven B747-400(F)s - one B747-400(BCF) and six B747-400(ERF)s - and fourteen B747-8(F)s although the former are due to be phased out by year-end.
According to the ch-aviation aircraft database, Cathay Pacific's relationship with the B747 dates back thirty-seven years and has encompassed seven B747-200s, six B747-200(F)s, six B747-300s, twenty-three B747-400s, twenty-two B747-400(F)s, and fourteen B747-8(F)s.
Photo:Duncan Stewart - LAX