The final British Airways aircraft to receive a retro livery as part of the ‘BA 100’ celebrations has been unveiled.
A Boeing 747 has been painted in the ‘Negus’ design which was originally used from 1974 to 1980. This was the first livery used by the newly formed British Airways following the merger of BOAC and BEA and represented the first time since 1938 that an aircraft had carried the ‘British Airways’ name.
The red tail fin was a riff on the red BEA logo which you can see on another of the retro liveries now in use. The white and blue fuselage, on the other hand, harks back to the BOAC livery. Negus was an attempt to keep passengers of both airlines happy.
The aircraft will retain this livery until it is retired in 2022.
I was hoping to see it on Thursday from the Malaysia Airlines lounge in Terminal 4, where I spent the morning, but it was a little late arriving. I DID get to see the BOAC repainted Boeing 747 in the flesh, which does look impressive.
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