Boeing 747-200 - Olympic Airways
The Greek airline Olympic Airways was formed in 1951 by the merger of three existing airlines in Greece as TAE Greek National Airlines, but in 1957 is was rebranded as Olympic Airways.
Olympic became a widebody operator in 1973 when it received its first Boeing 747. It operated a total of six 747-200B aircraft until 2003. A single 747-100 was flown for only a few weeks in June 1986. The photograph is taken at London Heathrow Airport.
The airline has a history of financial problems. In 2003 charter subsidiary Macedonian Airlines took over the operations of Olympic Airways and renamed itself 'Olympic Airlines'. It took delivery then of four Airbus A340s to replace the 747s. In 2009 the airline was reformed as 'Olympic Air' and since then it doesn't fly widebody aircraft.