British Airways has confirmed the second retro livery to be applied to one of its aircraft in celebration of its centenary.
An Airbus A319, registered as G-EUPJ, will fly to Dublin for repainting on the weekend of the 23rd/24th February and will be rolled out in early March. It will wear the livery of British European Airways (BEA), a direct precursor to the British Airways name, which was launched when BEA and BOAC merged in 1974.
Earlier this week the UK Flag Carrier unveiled its first retro livery aircraft, Boeing 747-400 G-BYGC, which is now in revenue service sporting the BOAC livery from 1970. The 20 year-old aircraft will keep the special paint scheme until its planned retirement from service in 2023.
British Airways reportedly plans to paint a total of four aircraft into retro liveries, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the airline’s lineage.
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