Last weekend saw a special visitor to Manchester Airport in the shape of one of British Airways’ last remaining Boeing 757s, resplendent in a “retro” livery from the early 1980s. The plane flew in from London Heathrow on a special UK tour that also included visits to Glasgow and Edinburgh. British Airways was one of the first operators of the Boeing 757, and at one time operated 54 examples of the model in its fleet. The three remaining BA planes have been sold for conversion to cargo operations, but 757 fans can still see the type at Manchester flying regularly with other airlines on transatlantic and charter flights.
[Image credit: “G-CPET MAN” by Zippy Junior on Flickr – used with permission]