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British Airways Says Goodbye to Iconic Boeing 767

The final 767 commercial flight took place on aircraft reg G-BZHA. This aircraft first flew in 1998 and has flown an estimated 23 million miles. It has visited Larnaca 900 times in its life, but its most popular route is actually to Athens, where it’s completed 1,275 round trips. It is estimated that this aircraft has carried around 4 million customers across nearly 23,000 flights.

The final 767 commercial flight took place on aircraft reg G-BZHA. This aircraft first flew in 1998 and has flown an estimated 23 million miles. It has visited Larnaca 900 times in its life, but its most popular route is actually to Athens, where it’s completed 1,275 round trips. It is estimated that this aircraft has carried around 4 million customers across nearly 23,000 flights.

British Airways recently bid farewell to one of the most iconic aircraft in its fleet, the Boeing 767.

The airline’s final two 767s are being retired to St Athan in Wales after the last commercial flight took place between Larnaca in Cyprus and London’s Heathrow airport.

Since British Airways operated its first 767 in February 1990 on a short hop to Paris, the fleet has completed over 425,000 commercial flights.

Frankfurt was the route where enthusiasts could spot the 767 most frequently, with the aircraft completing nearly 15,000 flights to and from the airport, but the aircraft has also been used to serve routes from Abu Dhabi, to Calgary and New York.

Landing in to Larnaca, before final commercial 767 flight back to London Picture credit: Stuart Bailey www.StuartBaileyPhoto.com

Landing in to Larnaca, before final commercial 767 flight back to London Photo credit: Stuart Bailey

“The 767 has been a brilliant part of our fleet, flying some of our most popular routes and giving customers what was an industry-leading service in its time,” said British Airways Director of Flight Operations Captain Al Bridger.

While the 767 was initially used for long-haul routes, in recent years it had been reconfigured for use on short-haul including to Athens and Larnaca as well as on some domestic routes.

“It’s fitting that as the final 767 leaves the fleet, we take our 30th delivery of another industry-leading aircraft, the 787, which offers customers an exceptional experience in the skies,” he added.

Boeing 787-9 dreamliner Photo Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Photo Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the newest aircraft in the company’s fleet. Not only is the Dreamliner around 40 percent quieter than other aircraft, it also uses 20 percent less fuel than similarly sized aircraft.

Later in the year the airline will take delivery of another pioneering aircraft – its first Airbus A350, part of the airline’s £4.5bn investment for customers over the next five years.

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