Air France will end more than 40 years of Boeing 747 operations with a final commercial flight from Mexico City to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) on Jan. 10.

The French flag carrier will conduct two tribute 747 flights over France and several landmarks on Jan. 14 to and from Paris CDG.

The SkyTeam member was an early customer of the 747—its first flight from Paris to New York launched June 3, 1970.

Icelandic ACMI specialist Air Atlanta recently acquired two Air France 747-400s.

After Jan. 10, Air France will operate 3X-weekly Paris CDG-Mexico City using an Airbus A380 and 4X-weekly with a Boeing 777-300ER, becoming daily A380 service from the end of March.

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