Discover how former DHL B757 (D-ALEK) is connected to British Airways

Posted by Paulius Aganauskas on

After the success release of the first DHL Aircraft Skin Tag D-ALEH edition, we are proud to be able to announce the next aircraft skin tag in line today: The Boeing 757-200F D-ALEK

But first, lets discover how this DHL B757 is connected to British Airways?

This On March 28 1986 this Boeing B757-236 with MSN 23533 was delivered to British Airways in "Landor livery" and registered under G-BIKY and arrived to Heathrow March 29 with ferry flight #BA9610P. British Airways has christened this aircraft as "Castle of Leeds".

British Airways B757 G-BIKI in Landor Livery

After a decade in Landor Livery, in 1998, G-BIKY was repainted with an amazing ”Spring Primavara” tail for Romania, designed by Ms. Morag Dumetru. G-BIKY was flying for British Airways, until 2002 and her last passenger service for British Airways was on December 31 2002 on Dusseldorf – London-Heathrow route as BA937.

British Airways B757-200 G-BIKY

Along with other aircraft, in 2003 the 757 was repurposed into a purely cargo aircraft in Mobile Downtown (Alabama), to then be used exclusively for DHL. In the course of this, it was re-assigned to European Air Transport with the registration OO-DPN and finally to EAT Leipzig in 2010.

Under its final registration D-ALEK, it flew DHL consignments around the world until 2018, before finally being parked in Castellon / Spain on Christmas Eve 2018.

Boeing B757 with msn 23533 in DHL Livery

This special edition aircraft skin tag is not just a piece of aviation history, but also a piece of DHL and British Airways history – get yours today!


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