Flying Back From Rio


This gold nosed British Airways plane VictoRIOus will operate charter flight BA2016 which will bring home Team GB athletes from the Rio Olympic Games. The 11 hour 15 minute journey of the charter flight can be tracked on Flightradar24. It will arrive at Heathrow Terminal 5 at 9.55am on Tuesday 23 August. It will proceed directly to the maintenance area, rather than the terminal, for an invite only presser and welcome reception. Live feed of this special event can be seen from 9.55 am on See the athletes posting their pictures on the social media hashtag #GreattobeBAck. VictoRIOus will fly again on September 20 when it brings the ParalympicsGB athletes home from Rio.

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