September 2022, Virtual
September 29 2022, Virtual
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British Airways plans to take a B747 out of storage in the Mojave desert, so it can be reintroduced into service.
A BA spokeswoman confirmed that the plane is being brought back from the Californian desert later this year.
According to reports, the plane will be used on the Dallas route this winter.
This will free up a B777 currently being used on the Dallas route to fly on the lucrative New York-London route, increasing the number of flights from six to seven daily.
The reintroduction of a mothballed plane is a good sign for the recovery of aviation.
Other airlines reported to be reintroducing capacity include Lufthansa, United Airlines and Cathay Pacific.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), international passenger demand increased by 11.9% in June, compared with the same month in 2009.