These stunning photos of British Airways 747s at Cotswold Airport in Kemble were taken by Gloucestershire Camera Club member Matt Wells.

British Airways' last two Heathrow-based Boeing 747 planes made their final flights this morning.

The jumbo jets, one of which was painted in the BA heritage "Negus" livery, departed Heathrow Airport at around 8.30am.

The G-CIVY model landed at St Athan airfield near Cardiff Airport whilst the G-CIVB model landed at Cotswold Airport at around 10.30am, with poor weather conditions delaying its landing by over an hour.

It comes following the retirement of the airline's fleet of 747-400, which was brought forward as a result of the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the airline and the aviation sector.

Launched in 1969, the planes were considerably larger than existing airliners, with a capacity of around 550 passengers.

They were known by British Airways as The Queen Of The Skies.

The airline once boasted the world's largest fleet of the 747-400 model with 31 aircraft.