The effect of coronavirus globally has made British Airways announced it is retiring its entire Boeing jumbo jet fleet with immediate effect on Thursday.

According to Evening Standard, the coronavirus pandemic has brought a downturn in travel industry.

It is also becoming obvious that the future of many airline companies are in doubt as Global curbs imposed to stem the spread of the virus which has resulted into turbulence in air travel.

On the profile of the British Airways, it remains the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 747.

Reacting to the situation, the company said in a statement that:

“It is unlikely our magnificent ‘queen of the skies’ will ever operate commercial services for British Airways again,”

Another development which has occurred as a result of the retirement plan is that British Airways, which is owned by International Consolidated Airlines Group, added that it will operate more flights on modern, fuel-efficient aircraft such as its new A350s and 787s.

More so, It expects such aircraft to help in achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.