BA retires five 747-400’s


British Airways appears to have quietly decommissioned five of its 744’s.

G-CIVJ aged 23.2 years, G-CIVK aged 23.1, G-CIVN aged 22.6 years, G-CIVH aged 24 years and G-CIVL aged 24 years.

They have all been sent either to a facility in St Athan, South Spain or near Oxford for scrap.

BA is under pressure to retire as many aircraft as is necessary as it faces dire reductions in travel for the forseeable future. The 744 fleet was always planned to be reduced to 18 and they were refurbished for service until the end of 2023. Quite where that plan lies now is uncertain.