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Air France Retires Last Remaining Boeing 747

Air France will finally retire its last remaining Boeing 747 aircraft this week, after more than four decades of service.

The final B747 flight took place on 11 January, flying between Mexico City and Paris.

Air France Flight AF439 left Mexico on 10 January at 21:29 (local time) and landed at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport at 13:54 on Monday 11 January 2016.

It was the last long-haul commercial flight operated by Air France with a Boeing 747. On arrival, the Super Jumbo made a stop on the taxiway in front of the mast at the Air France Head Office, where hundreds of staff had gathered to pay a final tribute to the legendary aircraft. Firefighters from Aéroports de Paris also gave it a final water salute. Two special flights (AF744 and AF747) will fly over France on 14 January, as a final tribute.

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