New Year's Eve will mark the 25th anniversary of the last passenger flight made by a British Airways Trident aircraft.
The Trident was a familiar part of both business and lesiure air travel for around two decades by, initially, BEA (British European Airways) and then from 1974 under British Airways colours. The Trident aircraft was built very much to the specification laid down by BEA and undoubtedly suffered from changes of policy in mid-design. A history of the de Havilland built aircraft shows the variant models and the carriers that flew them.
The last British Airways flight was the 1820 shuttle service from Manhester to Heathrow on 31st December 1985 operated by 3B-model G-AWZO.