British Airways (BA) on Saturday (9 March) welcomed the arrival of the third in its series of four heritage liveries – a Boeing 747 painted in the Landor design – which flew on BA aircraft between 1984-1997.
The 747, registration G-BNLY, touched down at Heathrow Airport and entered service in the afternoon. It will be flying to long-haul destinations served by the Boeing 747, with the design remaining on the aircraft until it retires in 2023.
The aircraft marks the third heritage design to join the fleet, with one final design to be revealed later this month as the airline continues to celebrate its past while looking to the future in its centenary year.
BA has already entered into service a British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) liveried 747, and the British European Airways (BEA) liveried Airbus A319.
BA chairman and chief executive officer, Alex Cruz 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.”
In its centenary year BA is hosting a range of activities and events. The centenary activity is taking place alongside the airline’s current five-year £6.5bn investment for customers.