British Airways Indefinitely Suspends Entire Fleets Of Boeing 747 Jets


The world’s largest operator of Boeing 747, British Airways, said late Thursday it would retire its entire jumbo jet fleet with immediate effect due to the downturn in travel industry caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global curbs imposed to stem the spread of the virus led to a turbulence in air travel, placing the future of many airline companies in doubt.

British Airways said in a statement, “It is unlikely our magnificent ‘queen of the skies’ will ever operate commercial services for British Airways again”.

British Airways which is owned by International Consolidated Airlines Group, added that it will operate more flights on modern, fuel-efficient aircraft such as its new A350s and 787s and expects such aircraft to help in achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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