Old Feb 19, 2019, 2:41 am
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GBYGC (BOAC livery)

25 January 2020
BA213 LHR-BOS
BA212 BOS-LHR

26 January 2020
BA183 LHR-JFK

27 January 2020
BA178 JFK-LHR

28 January 2020
BA187 LHR-LHR
BA172 JFK-LHR

29 January 2020
BA67 LHR-PHL
BA66 PHL-LHR
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G-CIVB (Negus livery)

25 January 2020
BA9170E CWL-LHR
BA59 LHR-CPT

26 January 2020
BA58 CPT-LHR

27 January 2020
BA207 LHR-MIA
BA206 MIA-LHR

28 January 2020
BA207 LHR-MIA
BA206 MIA-LHR

29 January 2020
BA273 LHR-SAN
BA272 SAN-LHR

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GBNLY (Landor livery)

25 January 2020
BA85 LHR-YVR
BA84 YVR-LHR

26 January 2020
BA85 LHR-YVR
BA84 YVR-LHR

27 January 2020
BA43 LHR-CPT

28 January 2020
BA42 CPT-LHR

29 January 2020
BA81 LHR-ACC
BA78 ACC-LHR


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GEUPJ (BEA livery)

25 January 2020
BA388 LHR-BRU
BA391 BRU-LHR
BA562 LHR-LIN
BA563 LIN-LHR
BA924 LHR-GVA

26 January 2020
BA925 GVA-LHR
BA588 LHR-LIN
BA589 LIN-LHR
BA912 LHR-FRA
BA913 FRA-LHR

27 January 2020
BA964 LHR-HAM
BA965 HAM-LHR
BA344 LHR-NCE
BA345 NCE-LHR
BA1422 LHR-BHD

28 January 2020
BA1431 BHD-LHR





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BA 100 years retro liveries

Old Jan 21, 2019, 5:41 am
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BA 100 years retro liveries


Looks like the first aircraft will be G-BYGC (a 747) in BOAC colours from 18th Feb!
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 5:50 am
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Great news! I love the concept.

Sadly the mock-up looks like it was knocked-together in Microsoft Paint?

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Old Jan 21, 2019, 5:54 am
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Looks like they have retrofitted some JT9D donks onto it too... :-)
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 6:36 am
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This makes me happier than it has any right to......
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 6:49 am
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Love this ^
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I'll just put the media centre story and photos here for future reference:
  • A BOAC-liveried Boeing 747, reg: G-BYGC, will arrive back at Heathrow from the paint factory on February 18 to enter the airline’s flying schedule
  • 747 G- BYGC first aircraft to receive popular design from British Airways’ past with more details of further designs to be revealed in due course
  • New aircraft, including the A350, will continue to receive today’s Chatham Dockyard livery
  • Design is opportunity to revisit history of UK commercial aviation in British Airways’ centenary year
As part of its 100-year birthday, British Airways has today announced it will be painting a Boeing 747 in the much-admired design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC).

The livery from the 1964 – 1974 BOAC era will adorn a B747, reg: G-BYGC. The aircraft will leave the paint shop in Dublin and arrive in to Heathrow on February 18, before entering service the following day. This coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first Boeing 747 flight only a few days earlier.

The BOAC 747 will be the first aircraft to receive a popular design from British Airways’ past with more details of further designs to be revealed in due course. Aircraft which receive the retro liveries will fly British Airways’ routes, proudly showcasing some of the popular designs as part of the airline’s centenary celebrations.

All new aircraft entering the fleet, including the A350, will continue to receive today’s popular Chatham Dockyard design.

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “So many British Airways customers and colleagues have fond memories of our previous liveries, regularly sharing their photos from across the globe, so it’s incredibly exciting to be re-introducing this classic BOAC design. Our history has shaped who we are today, so our centenary is the perfect moment to revisit our heritage and the UK’s aviation landscape through this iconic livery.”

The 747 has been deliberately chosen for the BOAC livery as it is a later variant of the same aircraft type that adorned the design when it was initially in operation.

The BOAC livery will remain on the Boeing 747 until it retires in 2023. By this time, British Airways will have retired the majority of its 747 fleet, replacing them with new state-of-the-art long-haul aircraft. This includes taking delivery of 18 A350s and 12 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the next four years – which feature new cabins and are more environmentally efficient – as well as another 26 short-haul aircraft, all part of the airline’s 6.5bn investment for customers.

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A potted history of BA:
  • On August 25, 1919, British Airways’ forerunner company, Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited (AT&T), launched the world's first daily international scheduled air service between London and Paris.
  • In 1924, Britain's four main fledgling airlines, which had by then evolved into Instone, Handley Page, Daimler Airways (a successor to AT&T), and British Air Marine Navigation Company Limited, merged to form Imperial Airways Limited.
  • By 1925, Imperial Airways was providing services to Paris, Brussels, Basle, Cologne and Zurich. Meanwhile, a number of smaller UK air transport companies had started flights and in 1935, they merged to form the original privately-owned British Airways Limited, which became Imperial Airways' principal UK competitor on European routes.
  • Following a Government review, Imperial Airways and British Airways were nationalised in 1939 to form British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). Continental European and domestic flights were flown by a new airline, British European Airways (BEA) from 1946. BOAC introduced services to New York in 1946, Japan in 1948, Chicago in 1954 and the west coast of the United States in 1957. BEA developed a domestic network to various points in the United Kingdom, including Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester.
  • From 1946 until 1960, BOAC and BEA were the principal British operators of scheduled international passenger and cargo services - and they preserved Britain's pioneering role in the industry. The 1950s saw the world enter the passenger jet era - led by BOAC, with the Comet flying to Johannesburg in 1952, halving the previous flight time.
  • Additional airlines began to pass into BEA’s ownership and in 1967, the Government recommended a holding board be responsible for BOAC and BEA, with the establishment of a second force airline, resulting in British Caledonian being born in 1970.
  • Two years later, the businesses of BOAC and BEA were combined under the newly formed British Airways Board, with the separate airlines coming together as British Airways in 1974.
  • In July 1979, the Government announced its intention to sell shares in British Airways and in February 1987 British Airways was privatised.


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Oh I do hope they put BCal on an A320!
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 6:59 am
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That sounds excellent c-w-s! Looking forward to seeing the 'details of further designs to be revealed in due course.'
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 7:07 am
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flying on the 19th on a 744 to JFK, here's hoping im on this!
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 7:12 am
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If its sooner to retire aircraft, perhaps well see a B772 in a retro livery.
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 7:18 am
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A 772 in a Manx Airlines livery would be pretty cool.....and completely unlikely
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 7:26 am
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This is excellent news.
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 7:29 am
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Lets hope we can get something in the DAN-AIR livery That was frequently seen around Europe before being taken over by BA.
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 7:50 am
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If it is going to be four aircraft, BOAC and BEA are obvious. For the other two, Id rather see Cambrian Airways and Northeast Airlines than Dan Air and British Caledonian.

Edit: Thinking about it, the other two are more likely to be Landor and Negus and also on 744s!
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 8:15 am
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Is there a list of all aircraft imminently due a repaint? I was just wondering if all liveries would be on 744s or would be see some others too? Maybe a Cityflyer Express?
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