All Nippon Airways (ANA) retired its last Boeing 747 on Thursday, with the pilots making a flyover at the Tupelo Regional Airport.
The 747 was officially retired from service on March 31 in Tokyo, carrying several hundred passengers. In recent days, it made its way to Anchorage, Alaska and finally to Tupelo. It landed around noon Thursday, then made its way to Universal Asset Management, which has retired 10 of ANA’s planes over the years. Three ANA 747s sit on UAM’s space at the airport, including a Pokemon 747 that landed last fall, joining ANA’s other retired Pokemon plane that was disassembled in 2012. (more…)
The move, announced to employees April 4, affects 63 workers.