Retro schemes complete

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Bri­tish Air­ways’ fourth cen­ten­nial ‘spe­cial’ has now joined its ‘BOAC’ B747 G-BYGC, ‘BEA’ A319 G-EUPJ and ‘Lan­dor’ B747 G-BNLY in ser­vice. The retro quar­tet’s fi­nal ad­di­tion was B747400 G-CIVB, painted in the ‘Ne­gus’ de­sign that the carrier’s fleet wore from 1974-1980. The her­itage liv­ery was ap­plied in Dublin, and the air­craft de­liv­ered back to Lon­don Heathrow on 21 March 2019. By 9 April, BA’S retro­liv­er­ied air­lin­ers had to­gether flown some 50,000 pas­sen­gers. To mark this, all four were as­sem­bled along with A319 G-EUPU in to­day’s Chatham Dock­yard liv­ery for a spe­cial pho­to­call out­side its en­gi­neer­ing fa­cil­ity.

The full BA ‘retro set’, with its fi­nal ad­di­tion, ‘Ne­gus’ Boe­ing 747 G-CIVB in the cen­tre

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