British Airways announces retirement of Boeing 747 Fleet
Topics: BRITISH AIRWAYS BOEING
The airline was forced to store all of its 28 747-400s due to reduced demand in the midst of the respiratory disease pandemic.
In a letter sent out to all BA employees, the airline believes that the 747s are unsustainable for the new aviation industry post-pandemic and will look to accelerate the retirement of the twin-deckers.
Most of the airline’s 747s were scheduled to be phased out progressively by early 2024.
The interiors of its 747s had recently been refurbished as part of a billion-pound upgrade program to help extend the lifespan of the fleet.
Yet, the ongoing aviation crisis forced the flag carrier to retire its twin-deckers immediately. ■