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BA to wave goodbye to remaining 757s

British Airways (BA) is preparing to bid farewell to its three remaining Boeing 757s

British Airways (BA) is preparing to bid farewell to its three remaining Boeing 757s, which will embark on a farewell tour tomorrow (October 30th).

To mark the occasion, one of the aircraft, G-CPET, has been repainted in the original Negus & Negus early 80s livery.

Fans of the aircraft will be able to watch them as they take off and land at Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports.

The final flights will be on the Heathrow to Manchester, Heathrow to Glasgow and Heathrow to Edinburgh services, with the final flight touching down in the Scottish capital at 21:00.

Captain Stephen Riley, BA’s director of flight operations, said the airline will wave goodbye to the aircraft "with a lot of happy memories".

"Almost everyone in the operational side of the business has either piloted, repaired, dispatched or looked after customers on Boeing 757s during the past 27 years," he commented.

The Boeing 757 first took to the skies in 1983, with BA going on to acquire a fleet of 54 of the aircraft.

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