On Saturday morning, the British Airways Boeing 747-400 (G-BNLY) with distinct Landor livery returned to London Heathrow after her paint job at the IAC paint bay (Dublin Airport). The Landor livery adorned the British Airways fleet from 1984-1997. The aircraft is the third design after the Boeing 747-400 British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) livery and the Airbus A319 in British European Airways (BEA) livery.
Design features include the British Airways coat of arms with the motto To Fly. To Serve. on the tail fin, with a stylised section of the Union Flag. It has been re-named ‘City of Swansea’, the name the aircraft had when it originally sported the Landor livery. The livery also features the airlines’ centenary logo, which is proudly displayed on all the centenary heritage liveried aircraft.
It will re-enter service flying to long-haul destinations served by the Boeing 747, with the design remaining on the aircraft until it retires in 2023. The aircraft can be followed using tracking website Flightradar24, which will feature a special image of the livery.
Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “The passion and pride we’ve seen for our heritage liveries so far, from both customers and colleagues, has been both phenomenal and humbling. We’re really thrilled to announce Landor as the latest iconic scheme to join the fleet as part of our centenary celebrations and we’re sure this excitement will be reflected around the world.”