A BRITISH Airways jet bought for just £1 has become the first in the world to be transformed into a bar to host lavish plane parties.
The BA Negus 'party plane' is at the privately-owned Cotswolds Airport – and is available for people to hire.
It has been remodelled into an events space to host everything from private birthday parties to product launches and corporate events.
The Boeing 747 aircraft is being preserved at the site near Cirencester after British Airways retired its fleet early because of the travel downturn caused by the pandemic.
It was bought for just £1 in 2020 and has since been a labour of love for the airport's chief executive Suzannah Harvey after British Airways retired its fleet early due to the pandemic.
Suzannah said: "I paid a pound for her, and we have a certain obligation to maintain it as is practical for public use.
"The company has had to spend nearly £500,000 getting her prepped and ready here, but I think it's money well spent and it preserves her for future generations."
Most of the original structure has stayed the same but the transformation has included stripping out the economy section to create the events space and turning the gallery has been changed into a bar.
A full rewiring with custom lighting has been done while it also took one man a whole week and a half to give it a good clean inside and out.
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