By John Smith •
Published: 21 Jan 2021 • 16:15
Waiting to return to the sky
Credit: Tony Hisgett CC
FACED with the simple fact that the majority of flights have been cancelled due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, large airlines such as British Airways have had to find parking spaces for their aircraft.
Whilst all of the British airports are chock a block with parked aircraft BA has had to look further afield to store some of its larger aircraft in particular.
Whilst there are huge parking spaces in the driest parts of the USA, it makes more sense to look within Europe so that once restrictions are lifted aircraft may be repositioned in a matter of hours.
Price, space and weather are all factors in making the decision and in late 2020, the airline sent 28 of its Airbus fleet to Palma airport where they are stored at jetways as well as near hangers and for a while they were a great attraction to plane spotters.
Now a further 10 aircraft have arrived at Palma, taking the total of combined BA Airbus aircraft parked there to 38 whilst other A380 planes are in Chateauroux, France.
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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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