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British Airways is retiring last jumbos

Both Boeing 747 jets took off in parallel.

The last two Boeing 747s from British Airways (G-CIVB and G-CIVY) took off on their last flights from London Heathrow Airport in the morning – in a double take-off on the runways lying parallel to them. The routes can be followed in social networks under the hashtag BA747farewell. Airline boss Alex Cruz speaks of a “difficult day”. “We will pay tribute to the Jets for the incredible role they have played in our 100-year history and the millions of customers and BA colleagues who flown on board and looked after them.”

British Airways once had the largest jumbo fleet in the world (57 of the type at peak). In the course of the corona pandemic, the end of the aircraft type came faster than observers thought. British Airways actually only wanted to phase out the four-jet engines in 2024, but had changed its decision in August.

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