Fiji Airways — formerly called Air Pacific — retired its final 747 this month after a flight from Los Angeles. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Last week, Fiji Airways retired its final Boeing 747-400 after a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Nadi International Airport in Nadi, Fiji.
The airplane actually carried a Air Pacific livery, as that was the name of the airline until it re-branded recently. The new Fiji Airways operates a fleet of A330s and 737s. The much more efficient A330s have taken over the Los Angeles flying.
Len Sloper, regional general manager of airports for Fiji Airways, put together a nice dossier on this final 747. Here are some of the facts he shared:
Then there was this guy, who authorities believe hid on another British Airways plane from North Africa in 2012. But just about the time of landing at Heathrow, he fell from the sky and onto a residential street.