The fourth and last British Airways plane in a heritage livery has touched down at Heathrow.
A Boeing 747 painted within the Negus design, which was initially on the fleet from 1974-1980, arrived earlier.
The arrival of the plane rounds off a nostalgic few weeks for the aviation group.
Lovers world wide have already been handled to a British Abroad Airways Company liveried Boeing 747, a British European Airways Airbus 319 and a British Airways Landor 747, which have collectively flown to greater than 30 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Africa, the Center East and North America.
The particular collection of designs have been launched to mark British Airways’ centenary, because the airline celebrates its previous whereas trying to the longer term.
Alongside the heritage liveries, all new plane coming into the fleet, together with the A350, will proceed to obtain at present’s Chatham Dockyard design.
The Negus-liveried 747-400, registration G-CIVB, entered the IAC paint bay at Dublin Airport earlier this month the place it was painted with the primary model of the Negus livery which adorned the British Airways fleet from 1974-1980, instantly after the merger of BOAC and BEA and the formation of the airline that clients know at present.
The plane will head to Cape City later at present for its first business flight in its retro design.
Alex Cruz, British Airways chairman, mentioned: “Reintroducing 4 heritage designs in to our fleet has been an extremely nostalgic time for us and our clients, we’re impressed at how standard they’ve been.
“In our centenary yr it’s essential that we have a good time our previous, and we even have huge plans to look to the longer term. I’m enthusiastic about what the remainder of this yr has in retailer.”
When it initially flew, the Negus livery was the primary to hold “British Airways” since 1939, when the unique British Airways Restricted merged with Imperial Airways to type BOAC.
Apparently, the Union Flag shouldn’t be current on the facet of the plane as, like the ultimate BEA plane livery, the flag started to be absolutely celebrated on the plane’s tailfin as an alternative.