British Airways will store 40 short haul aircraft at Bournemouth from today.
Currently there are 10 A320 series parked up in Glasgow, including 6 Airbus A321’s. There is a further Airbus A320 (G-MIDT) there for scheduled maintenance.
Most of the BA Cityflyer fleet is currently parked up at Norwich, in preparation for them suspending flights from today.
As the BA maintenance base is in Cardiff, this is a good a place as any for the airline to store aircraft. Currently, Boeing 777-200ER’s G-YMMO and G-YMMP are there, along with Boeing 747’s G-BYGB and G-CIVZ.
At Heathrow, there are a number of short haul Airbus parked up, including A320neo, G-TTNL.
And finally, there are three Airbus A319’s parked up at Gatwick.
Going forward, it’s been rumoured that British Airways will run a skeleton fleet of just Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 aircraft on long haul routes.
Therefore a large number of the long haul fleet will be spread across various airports across the UK, as well as Heathrow when it comes to those aircraft being stored.
Due to the sheer size of the Airbus A380, it will be interesting to see where British Airways store those. At a total guess, I would say they are most likely to stay at Heathrow. Either at the maintenance base, or on stand at Terminal 5C. It has been rumoured that this satellite will close in the coming days. This will enable the stands to be used to store aircraft.
I will attempt to update this post with the latest info as I find it.
Now won’t be happening.
A number of Boeing 747-400 aircraft were flown to Teruel in Spain this morning. It is unknown whether they will return. It’s been speculated that BA are taking a “wait and see” approach. If demand picks up sufficiently, they will return. If not, they will be broken up.
More aircraft parked up at Heathrow and Gatwick. The final Airbus A321’s were parked up today, meaning there are none in service. However it should be noted that as yet, none of the A321neo series have been parked up.
Big update today. With the announcement that London Gatwick will be reducing its hours of operation, a number of the fleet that is bases there has been parked.
Alongside this, a number of long haul aircraft have been parked at Heathrow.
So the storage of the 777’s didn’t happen yesterday. However one has positioned to Cardiff this morning.
As it turns out, A350, G-XWBB isn’t in storage after all. After a week on the ground, it operated BA93 to Toronto today.
Another batch of A320 series heading to Bournemouth today. I have also heard that 5/6 Boeing 777’s will be heading there too. No Reg’s yet however. I’ll update this when I find them out.
In addition, there are more A320’s parked up at Heathrow, along with the first A320neo’s and an A350.
More A320 series have gone to Bournemouth. As of yet, I can’t see any more long haul aircraft that have been parked up.
Airbus A318, G-EUNA positioned London Heathrow – Madrid on Sunday 22nd March.
The latest update includes a number of A320 series heading to Bournemouth today, plus the additions of other aircraft stored around the UK.
Airbus A318 (Madrid)
Airbus A319 (Bournemouth)
Airbus A319 (Glasgow)
Airbus A319 (London Gatwick)
G-DBCD-> Transferred to BOH
Airbus A319 (London Heathrow*)
G-EUPL-> Transferred to BOH G-EUPO-> Transferred to BOH
G-EUPY-> Transferred to BOH
Airbus A320 (Bournemouth)
Airbus A320 (Glasgow)
- G-MIDT (Maintenence)
Airbus A320 (London Heathrow*)
G-EUUK-> Transferred to BOH
G-EUUP-> Transferred to BOH
Airbus A320 (London Gatwick)
Airbus A320neo (London Heathrow*)
Airbus A321 (Bournemouth)
Airbus A321 (Glasgow)
Airbus A321 (London Heathrow*)
Airbus A350-1000 (London Heathrow*)
G-XWBB– Operated BA93 LHR-YYZ, 27/3
Airbus A380 (London Heathrow*)
Boeing 747-400 (Cardiff)
Boeing 747-400 (Teruel)
G-CIVA G-CIVR G-CIVS G-CIVT G-CIVX
Boeing 747-400 (London Heathrow*)
- G-CIVR -> Transferred to TEV
- G-CIVX -> Transferred to TEV
- G-CIVT -> Transferred to TEV
Boeing 777-200ER (Cardiff)
Boeing 777-200ER (London Heathrow*)
Boeing 777-200ER (London Gatwick)
Boeing 777-300ER (Cardiff)
Boeing 777-200 (London Heathrow*)
Boeing 787-8 (Cardiff)
Boeing 787-8 (London Heathrow*)
Boeing 787-9 (Cardiff)
Boeing 787-9 (London Heathrow*)
* It should be noted that the aircraft at London Heathrow are parked as opposed to stored. Therefore whilst they may still operate flights after spending a few days on the ground. Such as the case with G-XWBB and G-TTNF.