In Pictures: British Airways unveils Landor retro jet

British Airways New Livery. (Image: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography/British Airways)
British Airways New Livery. (Image: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography/British Airways)

British Airways (BA/BAW) has unveiled its 3rd retro jet to celebrate its 100th anniversary and this one is perhaps the people’s favourite British Airways livery, the famous Landor.

British Airways 747 in Landor livery arrives at London Heathrow on 09 March 2019.  (Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)
British Airways 747 in Landor livery arrives at London Heathrow on 09 March 2019. (Picture by Nick Morrish/ British Airways)

Following hot on the heels of a BOAC Boeing 747-400 (G-BYGC) and a BEA Airbus A319 (G-EUPJ) comes another Boeing 747-400, G-BNLY.

Landor G-BNLY coming out of the Hangar (Image: British Airways)
Landor G-BNLY coming out of the Hangar (Image: British Airways)

This is actually the 2nd time that G-BNLY has worn the Landor livery as it was one of Boeing 747-400 aircraft to join the British Airways fleet whilst Landor was still the livery.

British Airways Boeing 747-400 City of Swansea G-BNLY (Image: British Airways)
British Airways Boeing 747-400 City of Swansea G-BNLY (Image: British Airways)

G-BNLY joined the fleet in 1993 and Landor was used from 1984 until 1997.

It will also carry its original name of “City of Swansea”.

Landor G-BNLY in the Hangar (Image: British Airways)
Landor G-BNLY in the Hangar (Image: British Airways)

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “The Landor livery is one of our most famous designs, and many will remember seeing it in the skies at some point in their lives. Introducing these liveried aircraft has been a huge honour, and we’re excited to reveal details of the final design soon.”

British Airways New Livery. (Image: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography/British Airways)
British Airways Retro Landor Livery. (Image: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography/ British Airways)
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