Retired British Airways jet bought for $1 is transformed into 'party plane'. Take a look

 | Updated: Feb 01, 2022, 11:33 PM IST

A retired British Airways plane that once flew passengers, has now been transformed into a 'party plane.' 

The old plane was purchased for only $1.35 by Suzannah Harvey, chief executive of England's Cotswold Airport, back in October 2020. But around $671,000 was spent on the makeover of the plane.

Called BA 747-436 G-CIVB ‘Negus’, the retired plane is now available for hire after a year-long renovation. According to CNN, the hiring cost is about $1,300 an hour.

'Party plane'

The British Airways Negus ‘party plane’ is currently stationed at the privately-owned Cotswolds Airport. 

The Negus entered the British Airways fleet on February 15 1994, operating 13,398 flights and flying for 118,445 hours – almost 60 million miles.

Its last passenger flight was from Miami to Heathrow in April, 2020.



Most of the original structure has stayed the same but the economy section has been stripped out to create the events space, and the gallery has been changed into a bar.


Work of art

The ceiling panels in the economy section have been removed, along with the central luggage compartments, providing a better view of the inner workings of the aircraft, which first entered the British Airways fleet in February 1994, and took its last passenger flight on April 6, 2020.


Perfect for hosting parties

It’s available to hire now – and can cater for everything, from private birthday parties and product launches to corporate events.


Ready for launch

The makeover has cost nearly $671,000.  Although the work took far longer than expected, partly due to delivery issues as a result of the pandemic, the aircraft turned event space is finally ready to welcome guests. Its official launch will take place later this month.