• Short Summary

    Although no one has suggested it be done, if--in the past year--there had been a reason to move the nearly three million residents of Ireland to San Francisco, it could have been accomplished by the 747 which have been flying for the past 12 months.

  • Description

    Although no one has suggested it be done, if--in the past year--there had been a reason to move the nearly three million residents of Ireland to San Francisco, it could have been accomplished by the 747 which have been flying for the past 12 months.

    That's one way of illustrating the number of passengers and the distances travelled on 747 since January 21, 1970, when the first one went into airline service.

    Since then, the fleet of 747s has grown to about one hundred. They're being operated by 18 airlines and providing service to thirty-three cities in sixteen countries. Since the first paying passengers took off on that inaugural commercial flight one year ago, seven million persons have flown on the giant planes. Total mileage logged by all 747s in service is seventy-one million.

    As its first year of service ends, the average number of 747 passengers each week adds up to a quarter of a million. So, the world's largest jetliner has generated statistics to match its size. With the Boeing plant in Everett, Washington, turning out one 747 every four working days, it seem obvious that by the time its second anniversary rolls around the figures will be the sort that only a computer could love.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7509U1TSNP0PJU8G8PLE6WCWM
    Media URN:
    VLVA7509U1TSNP0PJU8G8PLE6WCWM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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