British Airways Boeing 747-436 G-BNLF, which was scheduled to be withdrawn from service last September but which saw its service life extended following the Johannesburg wing incident, and was then scheduled to be withdrawn at the end of October 2015, has received a further service life extension and will now remain active until February 2016 to provide extra cover at London Heathrow following the transfer of a Boeing 777-200ER to London Gatwick to cover the fire damaged Las Vegas aircraft.

It is not year clear how the airline will accommodate the “Old First” cabin as the routes which saw Three Class Boeing 747-400 service using the “Old First” equipped aircraft all revert to Four Class operation from the start of the winter timetable.