Last month Dubai based Emirates airline received the 1000th Boeing 777 to be built. The aircraft is registered A6-EGO and performed its delivery flight, from Everett to Dubai, on March 21, 2012.
Since then the airline has sent this aircraft to many cities across the world, including the capital of India’s neighbour Bangladesh, Dhaka.
|Image generated courtesy GCMAP.|
The most popular destinations for this aircraft appear to be Singapore and Hamburg each with six landings. (See photo of A6-EGO landing at Singapore.)
Singapore had a long standing history with another ‘1000th’ Boeing aircraft. National carrier Singapore Airlines was the recipient of the 1000th 747 built, a Boeing 747-400, delivered on October 13, 1993 and registered 9V-SMU. See an early photo taken at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport.
Sadly neither are around today. Kai Tak airport has been shut down and we have HKIA at Chep Lap Kok, while 9V-SMU has been sold, converted in to a freighter and is operated by Atlas Air with the registration N400SA (see photo).
For my fellow spotters, in case anyone asks why we spend those hours waiting, I think this is just a small demonstration on how plane spotting benefits all of us, tracing history.