British Airways will abandon the Boeing 747 aircrafts

Created on 12.08.2020 11:05

British Airways, the largest operator of the Boeing 747-400 aircrafts, will abandon its aircrafts. The reason was "the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic," RBC reports, citing the carrier's official statement.

“After 50 years of service and millions miles worldwide, Boeing 747-400 aircrafts are expected to be decommissioned immediately due to the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the airline and the aviation sector, which is not predicted to recover until 2023–2024, ”the message reports.

British Airways is the largest operator of Boeing 747-400 aircrafts. In July 1989, the company operated its first flight on an aircraft of this model. At the same time, the carrier was gradually made a decommissioning of these liners, replacing them with modern Airbus A350 and Boeing 787, requiring less fuel.