Kuwait - Kuwait Airways retired its only Boeing 747-400. The jumbojet of the airline was serving both as presidential and commercial aircraft.
The only Boeing 747 of Kuwait's flag carrier said goodbye to the skies, SimpleFlying reported. The jumbojet registered 9K-ADE has been in service with Kuwait Airways since 1994.
The aircraft’s upper deck is configured exclusively for the flights of the head of state while the lower deck is fitted for passenger flights. During commercial flights, the upper deck is completely closed to the passenger access.
The lower deck features 32 seats in First Class and 24 in Business Class.
The Kuwaiti carrier's jumbojet made its last commercial flight from Doha to its home in Kuwait on January 31st.
The aircraft flew to Enschede in Netherlands on May 24, where it will be demolished.
However, there is still one more Boeing 747 in the country, a -8 variant, which is in service with Kuwait Air Force.
Kuwait Airways' current fleet consists of ten Airbus A320-200, five Airbus A330-200, and ten B777-300ER.