British Airways is set to retire all aircrafts in its Boeing 747 fleet, linking the decision to travel drops.
The airline which is the largest operator of the Boeing 747s has 31 aircrafts representing 10% of its total fleet.
The company had initially planned to phase out the fleet in 2024 but the effects of the Coronavirus has forced the decision to be brought forward.
Most of the planes could be turned from passenger to cargo carriers.
The company said the aircraft was an “airliner of another era”, burning far more fuel than the latest generation of aircraft. They also rely on high passenger load factors and high premium demand to make them commercially viable.
The British Airways said it will now operate flights on more fuel efficient planes like the new Airbus A350s and Boeing 787 Dream liners.