Kuwait Airways (KU, Kuwait) has formally ended mainline B747 operations following the disposal of its last remaining B747-400(M) on Friday, May 24.

According to Flightradar24 ADS-B data, 9K-ADE (msn 27338) conducted its last commercial service on January 31 as flight KU620 Doha Hamad International-Kuwait. It was subsequently ferried from Kuwait to Enschede in the Netherlands on Friday last week where it will be parted out and scrapped by AELS - Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, as of March 31, 2019, the 25-year-old, General Electric CF6-80C2B1F-powered quadjet had amassed 15,173 flight hours via 6,232 cycles.

Kuwait Airways' remaining fleet consists of ten A320-200s, five A330-200s, and ten B777-300(ER)s. It does, however, continue to operate one B747-8(BBJ) alongside one B737-900(BBJ), one ACJ319, and two ACJ340-500s for and on behalf of the Kuwait Air Force.