In Pictures: British Airways retires the Boeing 767

G-BZHA Lands at Larnaca airport (image: Stuart Bailey www.StuartBaileyPhoto.com)

British Airways has bid a final farewell to the iconic Boeing 767-300 aircraft that have served the airline for over 28 years.

The final commercial flight left Larnaca, Cyprus on Sunday evening before the fleet was sent to end of life specialists eCube based at MOD St Athan in Wales.

The Boeing 767-300 joined British Airways in February 1990 and since then, its 767 fleet has clocked up over 425,000 commercial flights to destinations near and far.

Phasing out the 767 is part of British Airways fleet modernisation programme which includes the Boeing 787, of which 30 are already in service and the Airbus A350, a new type for the airline which joins the fleet later this year.

The final commercial flight was operated by G-BZHA, an aircraft that was delivered to the airline in 1998 and has flown an estimated 23,000,000 miles in BA colours.

G-BZHA and G-BZHB were the final two 767’s to arrive at St Athan today.

Boeing 767 G-BZHA prepares to leave Larnaca for the final BA 767 commercial flight (Image: Stuart Bailey www.StuartBaileyPhoto.com)
Boeing 767 G-BZHA prepares to leave Larnaca for the final BA 767 commercial flight (Image: Stuart Bailey www.StuartBaileyPhoto.com)
The crew of Boeing 767 G-BZHA prepares to leave Larnaca for the final BA 767 commercial flight (Image: Stuart Bailey www.StuartBaileyPhoto.com)
The crew of Boeing 767 G-BZHA prepares to leave Larnaca for the final BA 767 commercial flight (Image: Stuart Bailey www.StuartBaileyPhoto.com)
One of the two British Airways Boeing 767 on approach to St Athan earlier today (Image: Philip Dawson)
One of the two British Airways Boeing 767 on approach to St Athan earlier today (Image: Philip Dawson)
One of the two British Airways Boeing 767 lands at St Athan earlier today (Image: Philip Dawson)
One of the two British Airways Boeing 767 lands at St Athan earlier today (Image: Philip Dawson)
The final British Airways 767 joins her sister ships at MOD St Athan to await her fate. (Image: Philip Dawson)
The final British Airways 767 joins her sister ships at MOD St Athan to await her fate. (Image: Philip Dawson)
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