Yangtze Farewell 747
Yangtze Airlines received its first Boeing 747-400 in 1993, and took delivery of 4 more examples from 1995 to 2000. These jets operated routes between China and North America as well as high demand domestic routes, and was once the flagship of the Yangtze fleet until the Boeing 777-300ER joined the airline in 2012. In 2019, the airline announced plans to retrofit all 5 747-400s and keep them in operation until at least 2025; however, in March 2020, the airline announced they will be retiring the 747 fleet due to COVID and high maintenance costs. On March 20th, 2021, the last Yangtze Airlines Boeing 747-400, formerly B-2490, departed from Shanghai Pudong airport one last time for a ferry flight to Kemble Cotswold Airport as G-SOLD.
G-SOLD, Boeing 747-46A, delivered to Yangtze Airlines in 1997. Formerly B-2490 "Munich". Withdrawn from service in January 2021. Sold to Windsorian Airways and ferried to EGBP in March 2021.