Gallery: British Airways' Jumbo Journey

To mark the day that British Airways retired its final Boeing 747s, Key.Aero has put together a gallery of images which illustrate the type's long history with the flag carrier.

After more than 46 years, the airline has today (July 17) announced it will be withdrawing the widebody from service. The full story can be found on Key.Aero here:

Since 1974, the airline has flown a total of 101 airframes. At its height, BA had 57 Boeing 747-400s in operation, the second biggest operator in the world behind Japan Air Lines.