Last ever BA 747 flight leaves Cardiff Airport

BOAC Boeing 747-400 G-BYG0C (Image: TransportMedia UK)
BOAC Boeing 747-400 G-BYG0C (Image: TransportMedia UK)

The last British Airways Boeing 747-400 has left Cardiff Airport for what is the final flight of the type for the airline.

BOAC liveried G-BYGC departed Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) at 13:37L for the short flight to St Athan where it will be preserved by eCube Solutions.

BOAC Liveried British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-BYGC, The last BA 747. (Image: TransportMedia UK)
BOAC Liveried British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-BYGC, The last BA 747. (Image: TransportMedia UK)

The aircraft flew with the special flight number BA747.

It departed Cardiff’s Runway 30 before turning out over the Bristol Channel to loop back for Runway 25 at St Athan.

BA747 as seen on Planefinder
BA747 as seen on Planefinder

The aircraft landed at St Athan at 13:56L

BA747 Safely at St Athan (as seen on Flightradatr24)
BA747 Safely at St Athan (as seen on Flightradatr24)

British Airways has now retired its entire fleet of Boeing 747 of which is was previously the worlds largest operator.

The team at British Airways worked hard to find preservation solutions for the three retro jets painted for for BA’s 100 year anniversary.

As a result, Landor liveried G-BNLY went to Dunsfold and Negus liveried G-CIVD went to Kemble to be preserved.

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