The current COVID scare has left the aviation world in doldrums. While many airlines have completely ceased operations temporarily due to government restrictions, others have considerably limited their operations. British Airways (BA), the flag carrier of the United Kingdom, falls in the second category.
While the COVID outbreak is going to make some long term changes to the way airlines operate, a major change is likely to be seen in what aircraft they operate. This is already been seen with major carriers choosing to retire their legacy fleet.
With this background, let us take a look at BA’s current fleet (as on 19-April-2020):
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The average age of BA’s fleet is 13.6 years at the time of writing this article.
BA’s historic fleet consisted of some of the most iconic aircraft of earlier times, the most recognisable being the Concorde. Here are some photographs of BA’s historic fleet:
Cover credits: Hayden Soloviev