To celebrate the 50,000th customer on an aircraft with heritage livery, British Airways brought them together at London Heathrow for a special photo-op.
The aircraft were all parked near BA’s maintained base at LHR for scheduled downtime. Positioning the planes for the photos below took a good two hours. A current A319 with Chatham Dockyard livery was also added to the mix:
all images courtesy of British Airways
CEO Alex Cruz underscored how these retro-liveries have been well-received:
The excitement and pride that we’ve witnessed from customers and colleagues as these heritage liveries, which we painted to mark our centenary, have flown around the globe has been unparalleled.
Social media has been fired up with images from travellers all over the world when they’ve spotted the aircraft and as some 50,000 people have now flown on them since they arrived back in the fleet we wanted to capture a special photo to share with them.
Why I Love Heritage Liveries
I like writing about heritage liveries because I find them to be linked to many happy memories. While I have only flown BA in the Chatham Dockyard era, as that livery evolves over the years and decades I may well look back affectionally upon it in the same way so many look back on the liveries pictured above.
Which is your favorite BA livery?