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RUNGIS, FRANCE - Long-haul leisure operator Corsair is accelerating the renewal and modernization of its fleet. After more than 30 years of active service with the airline, the last Boeing 747 jumbojet left the French carrier's fleet on June 15.

This marks the end of the Boeing 747 operations on the airline's long-haul routes. The planned withdrawal of the 747s is part of Corsair's fleet renewal strategy and thus confirms its desire to operate a uniform fleet, consisting exclusively of Airbus A330 aircraft.


The last Boeing Boeing 747 left Corsair's fleet after having transported more than 7 million passengers and operated more than 2,000 times around the world.

The aircraft was appreciated by the company's customers, in particular in the Antilles and Reunion, thanks to its spacious cabin. The legendary Queen of the Skies has transported passengers around the world by carrying out exceptional flights for more than 30 years, including flights for pilgrims, medical flights, special missions for the UN, or cultural and sports operations.

The 747 has also marked the memories of thousands of customers who flew to distant destinations like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tahiti, and even Bangkok.

Corsair was one of the only two carriers in the world to have operated all versions of the 747, from 100 to 400 variants. The withdrawal of the Boeing 747s leaves room for the gradual introduction of the latest generation, more efficient aircraft.

The French airline currently operates one Airbus A330-200 and three Airbus A330-300. Four A330-900neo airplanes on order are set to join the airline's fleet over time.

The A330-900s have significantly lower operating costs compared to 747s and they are environmentally friendly thanks to its newer generation engines.

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