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Airbus A320 Fleet Pages

British Airways Airbus A320 Fleet List

A further two aircraft, G-TTOB/E, arrived in 2009. These are 2002 built machines that started life with GB Airways and so were delivered in BA colours. They were involved in the takeover of GB Airways by easyJet and although they flew for a short time with easyJet from Gatwick - in a livery with BA blue hulls and easyjet orange tails - they were soon deemed surplus to requirements.

All aircraft now have 27 rows, machines up to G-EUYF having been delivered with 26 rows but being converted with the removal of two rear closets. All aircraft feature drop down screens with aircraft from G-EUUW onwards featuring an updated version of the moving map.

On April 20th 2012 British Airways parent IAG concluded a deal to purchase bmi British Midland International with the mainline bmi operation to be integrated into British Airways. This brought a further seven A320s into the fleet. These aircraft were configured with 168 seats.

Of these seven aircraft five were fitted with holds capable of handling containerised baggage leaving two machines that were not suitable for operations from Terminal 5 at London Heathrow. The lease on one of these machines quickly expired and the second was transferred to operate from London Gatwick.

Current British Airways A320 Routes.

(Routes flown in the last 30 days including positioning, test and training flights)

BA first inherited an order for 10 A320s when they took over British Caledonian in 1987. These were some of the first A320s built and the first five were of the short-lived -100 version without winglets. The second five were -200 versions. The last of these aircraft was retired in August 2011. These machines were based at Heathrow for their entire careers, backing up the large 757 and 737 fleets throughout the 1990s.

In 2002 the first of an initial order for 17 new A320-200s arrived at Heathrow, heralding the transfer of the 737-400 fleet to Gatwick. A further tranche of 17 aircraft began to arrive in 2007. Initial aircraft in this group were delivered with convertible seats in the first 13 rows. Aircraft from G-EUYF onwards weredelivered with Spacesaver seats throughout meaning that Club Europe passengers do not benefit from the expandable seats in the other aircraft although the front 13 rows do have 34 inch pitch. Aircraft from G-EUYO onwards were fitted with Pinnacle seats.