In Pictures: British Airways aircraft stored at Palma

BA Airbus aircraft parked at Palma (Image: The Aviation Centre)
BA Airbus aircraft parked at Palma (Image: The Aviation Centre)

British Airways (BA/BAW) like many airlines has had to store a large number of its aircraft due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and this winter, will store even more.

BA Airbus aircraft parked on an apron at Palma (Image: The Aviation Centre)
BA Airbus aircraft parked on an apron at Palma (Image: The Aviation Centre)

But you cant just store aircraft long term at any old place and the UK’s climate is certainly not the best.

While BA has stored some aircraft at UK Airports including Cardiff & Bournemouth, a sunnier, more stable & dry climate is a better option which is why the airline has sent a large number of aircraft to Palma De Mallorca (PMI/LEPA).

BA Airbus aircraft parked on a remote area at Palma (Image: The Aviation Centre)
BA Airbus aircraft parked on a remote area at Palma (Image: The Aviation Centre)

These images from The Aviation Centre show a raft of British Airways Airbus aircraft parked up at the airport which benefits from reliable weather conditions and plenty of professional maintenance engineers on hand to keep the aircraft in tip-top condition.

A remote stand at Palma Airport (Image: The Aviation Centre)
A remote stand at Palma Airport (Image: The Aviation Centre)

In terms of the global fleet, the airline industry in Europe is currently running at around 26% of its normal capacity with aircraft operating in service at its lowest level in a quarter of a century.

An Apron at Palma airport (Image: The Aviation Centre)
An Apron at Palma airport (Image: The Aviation Centre)

Special thanks to The Aviation Centre and Sarah Forge at Palma De Mallorca Airport for the images. Based on the beautiful Island of Mallorca The Aviation Centre offers Aviation school and Charter services so if you are thinking of flying on the island, give them a look.

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Nick is the senior reporter and editor at UK Aviation News as well as working freelance elsewhere. He has his finger firmly on the pulse on Aviation, not only in the UK but worldwide. Nick has been asked to speak in a professional capacity on LBC, Heart and other broadcast networks.