To celebrate its centenary, British Airways is repainting four aircraft into special liveries to reflect heritage airlines and past liveries. The first aircraft, 747 G-BYGC, wears British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery. An A319 in British European Airways (BEA) livery, a 747 in Landor livery, and a 747 in Negus livery complete the line up.

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The British Airways 747 G-BYGC in freshly painted BOAC livery
The British Airways 747 G-BYGC in freshly painted BOAC livery

G-BYGC wears the BOAC livery, which was originally seen on 747-100s in early 1970s. In 1974, British Airways was created out of the merger of BOAC and British European Airways.


British Airways has painted A319 G-EUPJ in British European Airways (BEA) livery. BEA was a predecessor airline to British Airways operating from 1946 to 1974. The aircraft re-entered service on 4 March 2019.

British Airways A319 in BEA livery


British Airways 747 in Landor livery

British Airways announced 1 March that G-BNLY will once again wear the Landor livery. The airline used the Landor livery across the fleet from 1984-1997. G-BNLY was delivered to the airline in 1993.


A British Airways 747 in the Negus livery

British Airways has announced that G-CIVB will wear the Negus livery that was worn by the fleet from 1974 to 1980 just after the merger of BOAC and BEA and the formation of the airline now known as British Airways.

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Ian Petchenik’s love of aviation began at an early age growing up next to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. As Flightradar24’s director of communications and co-host of the AvTalk podcast Ian now gets to share that passion for aviation with millions of Flightradar24 users and listeners around the world.

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