Retired 747 Makes Final Journey Home
It must have been an extraordinary spectacle as the huge aircraft lumbered across a main highway, closed down to traffic, when this sleepy giant made its final eight miles by road to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam.
Coredon Hotel and Resorts bought the 747-400, named “City of Bangkok,” that had once flown in the commercial Dutch KLM’s fleet. It will become a visitor attraction and named the Corendon Being 747 Experience and spend its remaining years in the gardens of Corendon’s Village Hotel, Badhoevedorp.
The attraction is expected by the hotel chain to be a popular attraction for those wanting to experience the impression of flying. The attraction will include elements from the history of aviation, art whose subject is aviation in addition to so-called 3D, 4D and 5D experiences.
Patrons will be able to have unusual experiences such as being able to walk over the giants wings and entering the cockpit.
After its final flight in November of last year from L.A. to Amsterdam the plane went to Rome to trade up its KLM paint job for the corporate colors of Coredon.