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LONDON, U.K. - IAG's flag carrier British Airways has converted two Boeing 777-200ERs into freighters to transport medical supplies and personal protective equipment from China to the United Kingdom amid the coronavirus outbreak.

All passenger seats, kitchens, and the toilettes were removed from the cabin of both aircraft. Besides medical supplies, the planes will also be utilized to transport other cargo, including food, and other commercial goods.

The 777-300ER registered G-YMMK (MSN 30312) operated its first cargo flight from London Heathrow to Beijing on May 29. The other aircraft with registration  G-YMMG (MSN 30308) made its first flight on June 1st.

Both aircraft were deployed on revenue flights with passengers until mid-May and were subsequently converted into freighters at the airline's maintenance facility at the Cardiff airport.

British Airways currently has 43 Boeing 777-200ERs and 12 777-300ERs used in passenger flights. The carrier also has two parked Boeing 777-200s after the COVID-19 pandemic.

British Airways does not operate any dedicated freighter aircraft.
BA B777-200ER G-YMMG

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