The Boeing 767 has been a mainstay of the British Airways fleet, playing a crucial role in its long- and short-haul networks for almost three decades. David Ransted travels to Cyprus to join the type’s final flight and reflects on the venerable aircraft’s time with the British carrier.
The 1980s was a period of transition for British Airways (BA). It was during this time that the carrier was privatised, moving from state-owned, loss-making behemoth to a leaner, profitable operator, streamlining its workforce and overhauling its fleet to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving market.
This included introducing the Boeing 737, while removing ageing, less efficient types such as the 707 and Hawker Siddeley HS121 Trident.