Retro schemes complete
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