Cathay Pacific’s B747-400BCF ends operations

A Cathay Pacific B747 freighter at Bahrain

Cathay Pacific’s B747-400BCF (B-HUS) has made its last revenue flight ahead of its planned retirement at the end of November.

The Hong Kong-based carrier said the move was linked to the modernisation of the Cathay Pacific fleet.

The airline added that its freighter fleet will remain at its current size of 20 aircraft  14 Boeing 747-8Fs and six B747-400ERFs – and that it had no plans to retire any of its other freighter aircraft.

Until the end of last year the aircraft had been flying for Cathay Pacific partner Air Hong Kong.

According to flight tracking websites the freighter was removed from service at the end of August and in September was moved to storage at Marana Pinal Airpark.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]