Los Angeles - MetroAir executives today announced that its first two Boeing 747-8i aircraft were ready for delivery from their previous owner, BluSquare Airlines. The aircraft have been parked at the former airlines hub in Phoenix AZ, since late 2020 and have now been re-registered to MetroAir in that last few days.
The two aircraft will be flown from Phoenix to Los Angeles & Boston in preparation for their first commercial flights later this month. MetroAir said that it plans to roll out the B747 on its domestic network to begin with so that crew can familiarize with the new type.
One route that has been announced is from Boston to Los Angeles which will operate on N747MU which has been painted in a new special promotional paint. The airlines Chief Personnel Officer, Sean Mullineaux said "We are pleased to begin rolling out the new aircraft to the fleet today and are very excited to begin our commercial services shortly. We are still working to finalize where the aircraft will fly, but we are planning to operate these on shorter domestic routes. This will give our teams time to become familiar with the new service routines"
MET9747 PHX - BOS N747MU
MET9748 PHX - LAX N748MU
PMDG Paint (FSX, P3Dv4 & 5): https://www.metroairvirtual.com/download_file.php?id=290
SSG Paint (X-plane): https://www.metroairvirtual.com/download_file.php?id=289
MSFS: Users of 2020 can fly the default B748 - A paint may follow at a later date but the paintkit for this aircraft is basically broken and almost impossible to paint.