Time To Say Goodbye

PAL 747 Leaves San Francisco For The Last Time

30 August 2014

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) bids farewell to its last Boeing 747-400 (RP-C7473) as it flies its final commercial flight from San Francisco as PR105 back to the Philippines early-morning Monday.

The last PAL B747 arrival will be given a water-canon salute by airport tenders when it lands at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on September 1. 

PAL started retiring its B747 fleet last year beginning with RP-C8168. Official retirement ceremony on the four others was held on May 12 at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City but the retirement of one aircraft was deferred twice due to fleet planning problems. 

The B747 flew Overseas Filipino Workers back home from war-torn Libya in Malta to cap its service to the Filipino people and some illustrious 35 years of memories flying the queen of the skies.

Philippine Airlines Flight PR-105, a Boeing 747, was welcomed by a water cannon salute as it taxis on the tarmac of NAIA Terminal 1 early Monday, September 1. The Boeing 747-400, with 285 passengers on board, was on its retirement flight from San Francisco after almost 35 years in service.   

PAL Makes Homage

1 comment:

  1. Sad to see one the last of these Queen of the Skies from PAL retire...