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British Airways jet bought for £1 has been turned into a posh bar for in-flight parties

A BRITISH Airways jet bought for just £1 has become the first in the world to be turned into a bar to host lavish jet parties.

The BA Negus ‘party plane’ is located at the privately owned Cotswolds Airport – and is available to everyone to rent.

A British Airways jet bought for £1 has been turned into a bar for in-flight parties

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A British Airways jet bought for £1 has been turned into a bar for in-flight partiesCredit: SWNS
The'Party Plane' is on-site at Cotswolds Airport and is available to rent for events

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The ‘Party Plane’ is on-site at Cotswolds Airport and is available to rent for eventsCredit: SWNS

It has been remodeled into an event space to host everything from private birthday parties to product launches and corporate events.

The plane is being stored at a location near Cirencester after British Airways withdrew its fleet early due to the travel downturn caused by the pandemic.

It was purchased for just £1 in 2020 and has since been the love service of airport chief executive Suzannah Harvey after British Airways retired its fleet early due to the pandemic.

Suzannah said: “I paid one pound for her, and we have a certain obligation to maintain it so that it is fit for public use.

“The company had to spend almost £500,000 getting her up and ready to be here, but I think it’s money well spent and it preserves her for generations to come.”

Most of the original structure was preserved but the transformation included removing the economic part to create an event space and turning the converted gallery into a bar.

The complete re-wrap with custom lighting was done while it took one person a week and a half to clean inside and out.

It has been remodeled into an event space to host everything from private birthday parties to corporate events.

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It has been remodeled into an event space to host everything from private birthday parties to corporate events.Credit: SWNS
BA spent almost £500,000 getting her up and ready - including turning the gallery into a bar

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BA spent almost £500,000 getting her up and ready – including turning the gallery into a barCredit: SWNS

Suzannah added: “It’s been an age-old tagline. She came to us in October 2020, and at the time I quite naively thought we would have her up and running by Easter year. after.

“We’ve had tremendous support from everyone. All the contractors, everyone who has volunteered is the current BA 747 engineer – and here we are at last. She’s ready to go. ready and she is ready.”

Negus joined British Airways’ fleet on 15 February 1994, making 13,398 flights – flying in 118,445 hours over nearly 60 million miles.

Its last passenger flight was from Miami to Heathrow on April 6, 2020.

Anyone now wanting to throw a party on a plane will have to pay more than £1,000 an hour but Suzannah said they’ve been getting a lot of requests – including from Netflix.

She also said an app will soon be launched to allow the public to book plane tours.

Suzannah added: “The vision has finally become a reality, and with enthusiastic support from volunteers including current BA engineers and a further half a million pounds of investment, the Negus 747 is finally ready.

“Preserved for years to come and future generations, Negus is the world’s only dedicated 747 event.”

This is not the first time an airplane has been transformed into something other than its original purpose.

See inside a Boeing 727 a woman converted into a three-bedroom home with a giant hot tub in the cockpit.

Test plane a man into the house in the middle of the forest.

You can pre-order spend a night inside an unused plane on one of Airbnb’s quirky listings.

Anyone wanting to host a party on a plane will have to pay more than £1,000 an hour to rent it

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Anyone wanting to host a party on a plane will have to pay more than £1,000 an hour to rent itCredit: SWNS
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