The MD-11 flies its last ever passengers

The MD-11 flies its last ever passengers

Today will be the last day of passenger operations for the McDonnell Douglas MD-11, with KLM operating three one-hour flights over Amsterdam to mark the occasion. These three special flights were announced in September, and sold out in just four minutes.

KLM is the last passenger operator of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11. The airline operated 10 285-seat MD-11s, and each aircraft in the fleet was named after famous women in history.

KLM's last MD-11: PH-KCE 'Audrey Hepburn'

KLM's MD-11 fleet has been progressively reduced over the last year, and the airline flew its last scheduled MD-11 flight on October 25 between Montreal and Amsterdam. 

After today's flights, KLM's last remaining MD-11, registered PH-KCE and named 'Audrey Hepburn' will be flown to the USA for scrapping. Although passenger operations of this much loved tri-jet are coming to an end, freighter versions of MD-11 are likely to remain in service for many years to come.