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British Airways Retires Fleet Of Boeing 747s

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British Airways Retires Fleet Of Boeing 747s

British Airways Retires Fleet Of Boeing 747s

According to CNN Business, British Airways will retire 31 Boeing 747 jets, four years ahead of schedule.

The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out the demand for air travel, and many airlines are cutting the size of their fleets and scrapping older aircraft.

British Airways is the world's biggest operator of the 747-400.

In a statement on Friday, they said, "It is with great sadness that we can confirm we are proposing to retire our entire 747 fleet with immediate effect." The once groundbreaking jumbo jet was one of the most popular planes in the world.

British Airways follows other airlines like Lufthansa, who is cutting 100 aircraft from its fleet.

They grounded all 14 of its A380s in March, with no plans to get them back in the air anytime soon.


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