British Airway Retires Its Last 747 Written 8 October 2020


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Reuters reports that British Airways’ (BA) “last jumbo jets bade farewell to London on Thursday but cloud and driving rain prevented a rare synchronised dual take off for the ‘Queen of the Skies’ which brought long-haul flights to the masses.” BA’s “predecessor BOAC introduced the 747 on the London-New York route in 1971, and at its peak BA had 57 747-400s.” British Airways CEO Alex Cruz said that it was “a difficult day for everybody at British Airways as the aircraft leaves our home at Heathrow for the very last time.
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