Airport staff bid farewell to an old friend Wednesday when the last British Airways Boeing 767-300 jet departed the Cayman Islands.
The airline is phasing the model out of its fleet and from Friday it will be replaced with the newer 777-200 aircraft on the Grand Cayman-to-London route.
The old aircraft got the traditional water cannon salute as it taxied down the runway at Owen Roberts International Airport for the last time Wednesday evening. A small crowd of plane spotters gathered to mark the occasion.
British Airways says the new aircraft will add a level of luxury for regular travelers and could mean a slight increase in airlift from the U.K., though flights will still be routed through the Bahamas.