British Airways bids farewell to entire 747 fleet in favour of fuel-efficient aircraft

The airline vows to focus on more sustainable flights, which it hopes will help it achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050

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An immediate retirement of its entire 747 Boeing fleet has been announced by British Airways.

The company, which has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050, aims to operate ‘greener flights’ from now on.

The airline also said there are no chances the ‘queen of the skies’ will ever operate commercial services again due to the downturn in travel caused by the Covid-19 global pandemic.

In a statement, the company said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm we are proposing to retire our entire 747 fleet with immediate effect.

“While the aircraft will always have a special place in our heart, as we head into the future we will be operating more flights on modern, fuel-efficient aircraft such as our new A350s and 787s, to help us achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.”

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