Boeing 747-400’s farewell ceremony


Bangkok – A farewell ceremony has been held for the legendary Boeing 747-400 aircraft named “City of Bangkok” of KLM Airlines, the Dutch national airline. In 1989, Thai monks performed its naming ceremony in the Netherlands. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) received its name plate at a farewell ceremony this week and celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Bangkok-Amsterdam flight route.

Over the past 29 years, over six million passengers were carried by the aircraft with more than 130,000 hours of flights before it was decommissioned in November 2018.

The aircraft’s “City of Bangkok” name plate will be preserved at the museum of Bangkok City Hall to provide historical evidence of the warm relationship between Thailand and the Netherlands.