The Boeing 747-8 which has been referred as ‘Queen of Skies’ saw the rolling out of the 1539th product manufactured for the Korean Airlines. This seems to be the last product in line as there are no confirmed orders for the aircraft.
Boeing 747-8 is the largest version in that series, and for years it was the only double-deck commercial airliner and for many it is a favorite. The four engine carrier, has two main variants: the 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8I) for passengers and the 747-8 Freighter (747-8F) for cargo.
Korean Air has been a long standing customer of 747 since 1973 and it is the only airline to currently fly both the freighter and passenger versions of the 747-8.
While the passenger market for 747 in in the decline, the 747-8 will continue to be built as a cargo-hauler. Boeing will also be keen to keep the line open and move towards building a new Air Force One, perhaps the ultimate passenger 747.
There may be some last minute deals to sell some 747-8i at a heavily discounted price!
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