British Airways has added a large Remembrance Poppy in plain sight of its jumbo jet passengers. To commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth servicemen and women in the two world wars and later conflicts, a British Airways 747 has been adorned with a giant poppy.
The 8ft by 8ft poppy was displayed on the aircraft as it flew in to Houston on Saturday 8th November and when it arrived back in to London on the morning of Remembrance Sunday.
Keith Williams, British Airways’ executive chairman, said: “We are honoured to pay our own tribute to the millions who have fought for their country during the last 100 years.”
“We believe this will help deliver the spirit of remembrance to countries around the world and support the great work that takes place through The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.”
British Airways will also be asking customers and colleagues to observe a two minute silence at 11am on Remembrance Sunday on November 9 and Armistice Day on Tuesday 11th November. During both periods, British Airways pilots at UK airports will not start aircraft engines.