British Airways has unveiled its fourth and final retro-livery – a Boeing 747-400 in the airline’s original red, white and blue design dating from 1973.

British Airways Retro Negus livery on 747-400

British Airways Retro Negus livery on 747-400

The 747-400 (G-CIVB) is adorned with the airline’s original “Negus” livery, featuring full “British airways” titles, which was employed until 1980. This scheme was adopted in 1973/74 when BA was created, following the merger of BOAC and BEA. A later iteration featured simple “British” titles.

British Airways B747-400 in Negus Livery. Photo Source BA

British Airways B747-400 in Negus Livery. Photo Source BA

British Airways B747-400 in Negus Livery. Photo Source BA

British Airways B747-400 in Negus Livery. Photo Source BA

The scheme takes its name from the Negus & Negus creative agency – a husband and wife business run by Dick and Pam Negus. It joins four other heritage liveries that BA introduced this year to mark its centenary.

   

The other BA “retrojets” comprise 747-400s in BOAC and Landor schemes, and an Airbus A319 painted in the BEA “Red Square” livery.

BA Retro BOAC 747-400 Photo by Catarina Madureira

BA Retro BOAC 747-400 Photo by Catarina Madureira

BA Retro Landor 747-400 Photo by Catarina Madureira

BA Retro Landor 747-400 Photo by Catarina Madureira

 
 
British Airways BEA Retro livery A319

British Airways BEA Retro livery A319

 

Out of the 4 British Airways retro livery, which one is your favorite?

 

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