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The Fate of the World's First Long-Haul Wide-Body Airliner

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Two Boeing 747-400 of major airlines belong to a new plane skeptical. The corporation "McDonnell-Douglas and Lockheed developed jumbo jets are much smaller compared to the" 747 ".   Anxiety carriers caused high fuel consumption. Many airlines announced their unwillingness to acquire the Boeing 747 from the threat of the increase in ticket prices. Anxiety carriers realized. Fuel crisis of 1970 caused a rapid increase in oil prices and a decline in air travel. Airlines are faced with the problem of unprofitable "747": because of high ticket prices for planes flying half empty.

An airline, American Airlines has established instead of chairs and a piano bar counters in order to attract passengers, but these measures proved insufficient. In the future, the company has converted all aircraft into freighters and then sold. After some time, Continental Airlines came with their planes as well. New McDonnell Douglas DC-10, Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, and later the Airbus A300 and Boeing 767 seized most of the market wide-body aircraft. Many air carriers with the release of new aircraft almost immediately abandoned the "747" in their favor. Among them are Air Canada, Aer Lingus, SAS, TAP Portugal, and Olympic Airways.

Hess, R. A., and Wells, S. R. Many airlines continue to use "747" on, particularly busy routes. In Asia, "747" is often used in medium and even short-range routes, especially in Japan. "747" still used for the longest transcontinental lines. The biggest fleet of "747" belongs to the Japanese national airline Japan Airlines - 73 aircraft. British Airways has the largest fleet of modified 747-400, includes 57 aircraft. A Boeing 747 operated in Russia. Transaero Airlines has eleven ships (six B747-200, three B747-300 and two B747-400), the airline Air Bridge Cargo, group company Volga-Dnepr Group, has nine cars in a cargo variant (two Boeing 747-200F, a B747- 300F and six 747-400ERF).

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