Fiji Airways retired it’s final Boeing 747 on November 20, 2013. The airplane displayed the Air Pacific livery. Air Pacific was the name of the airline until it was re-branded. The aircraft was flown to Tupelo, MS where she will be scrapped.

Facts:
Tail number: DQ-FJK

Delivered: Nov. 1, 1989 to Singapore Airlines.

Ansett Australia delivered the aircraft to Air Pacific/Fiji Airways in April 2003.

Total flight hours: 93,487 as of Oct. 31, 2013.

Total cycles: 15,859, also as of Oct. 31, 2013.

Flights for Air Pacific/Fiji Airways: 6,350 flights, carrying 2,120,200 passengers.

Thank you to Brian Sumers blog (L.A. Airspace) for providing this information.

Music track is called Suspended and composed by Tim Oliver.

39 COMMENTS

  1. I've flown on this plane at least 4 from LAX to NAN, knowing my uncle flew this route for Air Pacific many times, sad to see it go, i was awestruck the first time I saw it as a kid

  2. i flew in this twice and didnt look old to me could have done many more years after this video tears come to my eyes thanks

  3. Sad day as most of the 747s are now coming to the end of there life and what was once a common site in our skies are becoming so rare now days 🙁

  4. Unfortunately, we're going to see more and more of this soon.  All the world's B744s are getting old and tired, and are nearing retirement themselves.

  5. was there 2 of these kind model?? I remember one had a picture of an island on the side and that used to travel to Japen

  6. so sad but why did they had to retire this plane cause u look at the size of Fiji airways and this one which one is huge and that was my favorite plane I used to go anywhere in that plane its very sad

  7. Extremely sad as I flew onboard this exact aircraft I remember all the fun times on board and I recall the slogan "your island in the sky". Very well executed and this clip will be seen years from now when other aircrafts are being retired 🙂

  8. That was a really, really cool way to showcase this plane.  Loved the background and info – and of course, your footage was stunning and beautiful, a perfect tribute! 🙂

  9. I know these birds have an economically feasible lifetime but it still pains me to see them diced up into Tiger beer cans… 🙁

  10. Incredible video! Sure is sad to see this one go. Such a classic, flew many many miles all over the world. Awesome footage, this was truly magnificent. 

  11. Its been a while and i think u should upload more regularly, but that was amazing. There was so much emotion involved with the music and the filming was brilliant. I think i am ur number 1 fan now. 🙂

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