British Airways retires first Boeing 777-200

London, UK - IAG flag carrier British Airways said goodbye to its first Boeing 777 aircraft.

On Jan. 13, the 25-year-old Boeing 777-200 flew from Heathrow to St. Athan Airport in Wales, where it will be dismantled.

Over the years, British Airways added nearly 50 Boeing 777-200 series long-haul widebody jets to its fleet. One of them had to be written off following a crash landing at Heathrow.

The Boeing 777-200 with registration G-ZZZC joined the British carrier's fleet in November 1995. British Airways is expected to retire More aircraft of the same type in the coming months.