Amazing pictures of Boeing 747 in Cirencester

These photos show the top deck of a a Boeing 747 being transported through Cirencester.

Part of British Airways’ G-BYGA aircraft, it is travelling from Cotswold Airport up to City Airport in Salford, where it is set to become a visitor centre, flight simulator and tourist attraction called The Deck.

Roads Policing staff escorted the aircraft fuselage, which is 5.8m wide, from Kemble at 9.30am and onto the A429, A419, A417 before joining the M5 and continuing its journey north.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Photo: Paul NichollsPhoto: Paul Nicholls

Boeing 747s were the UK travel industry’s most high-profile casualties of the Covid-19 pandemic as the final 38 were sent for early retirement.

British Airways scrapped all 31 of its 747s – 10 per cent of its entire fleet, while Virgin Atlantic put its last seven of the iconic aircraft out to pasture.

This is not the first 747 to be repurposed. In 2020 Cotswold Airport bought the BA Negus and remodelled it into an events space.

READ MORE: Inside 747 transformed into ‘party plane’ at Cotswold Airport

Click the gallery at the top of the page to view more photos, taken by Paul Nicholls – paulnichollsphotography.com

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