The last Boeing 747-400 British Airways will be withdrawn in February 2024
Steve Gunning, CFO IAG Group, said the last Boeing 747-400 British Airways will be withdrawn in February 2024.
It is no longer news that airline operators are beginning to give up Boeing 747-400 aircraft. They are high fuel consumption and no longer an economic advantage.
The latest Boeing 747-400 British Airways
British Airways, which currently owns 36 of Boeing 747-400 aircraft, will gradually abandon this aircraft model. According to Steve Gunning, CFO IAG Group, the latest Boeing 747-400 British Airways will leave the fleet in February 2024.
According to CAPA, the British Airways 747-400 aircraft fleet has an average age of almost 23 years. It dropped from 43 units at the end of 2014 to 39 at the end of 2015, continuing to fall to 36 in 2017 and is forecast to reach 19 at the end of 2020. Following the latter to leave the fleet in 2024.
Boeing has tried to bring a fresh 747, launching 747-8i. The orders were not the ones desired for the passenger version, but it is successful in the cargo area.