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Rorymacve

Teignmouth, United Kingdom

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Being prepared for a late afternoon flight to distant shores is this Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-251B.

Northwest Airlines was one of the largest 747 operators in the world at one time, and used these aircraft primarily on their Transpacific Routes, marketed under the Northwest Orient brand, from the west coast of America (primarily from their hub in Seattle) to South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.

The airline was among the last operators of 747-200’s in regular passenger service, with many other major carriers across the world having retired their fleets in the wake of the post-9/11 depression. Northwest kept their 747-200’s in mainline operation until 2007, but maintained a small fleet for military charters until 2009; after which they were finally put out to pasture following the arrival of Airbus A330’s.

Northwest Airlines itself would survive for just under a year before being merged with Delta Airlines in January 2010, bringing an end to one of America’s most recognised carriers.

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