has retired the Boeing 757 from its fleet after 27 years of operations. The announcement was made October 30.
The airline had inducted Boeing 757 in its fleet in February 1983 on shuttle services from London and Heathrow. It also flew from London Gatwick and with the airline’s regional divisions, and with its former charter arm, Caledonian Airways.
The airline’s last three 757s, which were retired on October 30, will now be converted to freighters and operated by FedEx Express.
Peter Lynam, British Airway’s head of network operations, said, “The 757 is probably the most flexible aircraft BA has had, and we’ll miss it. It has been used all over the network – European routes and long-haul routes as well as from Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow to North America.”
The airbus will now operate on those routes within the UK and to Europe, which were being serviced by 757s.