The Boeing 747 for many years remained the most capacious aircraft in the world.

Production of the legendary Jumbo Jet, the 747 will be phased out in 2022. On Wednesday, July 29, reported American aviation concern Boeing. Operation of the aircraft with a characteristic “hump” on the fuselage started in 1970 and for many years he remained the most capacious aircraft in the world: the car was more than 600 passenger seats, reports DW.

However, in recent years many of the airlines becomes unprofitable use of aircraft giant because of the increased fuel consumption. In a statement, Boeing says that the aircraft manufacturer is forced to focus on a significant decline in passenger traffic caused by the pandemic coronavirus and its lasting impact on the aviation industry.

The last Boeing 747 Qantas “painted” in the sky kangaroo

Wednesday, July 22, his last flight was made last Boeing 747 of the Australian company Qantas. Machine with tail number VH-OEJ departed from Sydney on a flight QF7474 in Los Angeles. Over the Tasman sea, the plane was “painted” in the sky kangaroo – in a sign of respect to one of the symbols of Australia and the official logo of Qantas.

Farewell, #Queenoftheskies✈this Today, the last 747 in our fleet, VH-OEJ departed Australia for the final time – adding a special display en roo-te to the US🦘#747farewell

— Qantas (@Qantas) July 22, 2020