British Airways Sends the Boeing 767 Into Retirement
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British Airways marked the end of an era after the airline officially retired the Boeing 767. The Boeing widebody aircraft had served the airline for more than three decades.
The Boeing 767 first entered British Airways’ fleet in 1990. British Airways selected the Boeing 767 over Airbus’ similar A300 aircraft. The airline took delivery of 28 Boeing 767-300ERs throughout its operational history. The Boeing 767 flew a variety of routes throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America and served as quite a versatile aircraft for the airline.
On shorter intra-European routes, British Airways has replaced the Boeing 767, with the Airbus A321 while on longer flights the Boeing 787 serves some former Boeing 767 routes.
The final Boeing 767 flights for British Airways were flight BA662 from London-Heathrow (LHR) to Larnaca (LCA) and BA663 returning to London. BA662 departed for Larnaca at 12:21pm local time, while BA663 departed at 8:00pm local time. Both flights were operated by the aircraft with the tail number G-BZHA, a 20-year-old Boeing 767-300ER.
While the Boeing 767-300ER has officially left the fleet, British Airways is slated to receive a new aircraft, the Airbus A321NEO, later this year.
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