Sunday 2 June 2019

British Airways To Operate Domestic 747 Flights During August

On August 25th 2019, British Airways will be utilising its Boeing 747s on domestic flights. 

The carrier mainly uses a mix of Airbus A319, A320, and A321 aircraft for these (very) short-haul routes.

BA1326/1327 – London-Newcastle
BA1386/1391 – London-Manchester
BA1482/1487 – London-Glasgow

While you’d normally step onboard a British Airways 747 to go on a 10+ hour flight from London to Cape Town, the flights on August 25th are timetabled to take 70-90 minutes to fly, but in reality flights could be as short as 35 minutes.

Each flight will be flown by one of the 747s painted in a different retro livery. The three 747 liveries are:

 The complete fleet of BA aircraft in heritage liveries.

Boeing 747 in BOAC livery (G-BYGC) arrived in to LHR on February 18, 2019
Boeing 747 in Landor livery (G-BNLY) arrived in to LHR on March 9, 2019
Boeing 747 in Negus livery (G-CIVB) arrived in to LHR on March 21, 2019

To show off their pride and history, British Airways has flown these heritage livery aircraft far and wide. Heritage 747s have flown to destinations including New York, Cape Town, Lagos, and Dubai.

 Landor Livery

 Negus Livery

 BOAC Livery