United Continental Holdings Inc ual said on Wednesday it had advanced the retirement of 747s from its service to the fourth quarter of this year from end-2018. United will replace the Boeing 747 fleet, which it has been flying since 1970, with other fuel-efficient, cost-effective and widebody aircraft, Scott Kirby, president, United Airlines, wrote in…

via United Airlines Will Retire Its 747 Fleet Earlier Than Expected — Fortune

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