By John Smith •
Published: 17 Jul 2020 • 10:19
BA Boeing 747 in flight
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DUE to the slump in long haul air travel, British Airways, part of the IAG Group has announced that it will bring forward its plans to scrap all of its 747 aircraft from 2024 to now.
All 31 aircraft are being withdrawn from service immediately and will be broken up for scrap over the next few months after a 50-year service with airlines around the world.
The intention now is to continue to rebuild the fleet with more efficient 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 aircraft.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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