British Airways Airbus A319 in stunning British European Airways (BEA) livery


Today (4 March), British Airways welcomed back its Airbus A319 (G-EUPJ) at London Heathrow, the aircraft has been painted in the colours of the airline’s short-haul predecessor, British European Airways (BEA). The design is the second one in its series of heritage liveries to mark the airline’s centenary. 

Brussels Airport plane spotters take note: G-EUPJ is scheduled to operate BA402/3 between London Heathrow and Brussels on Tuesday 5 March 2019 (subject to last-minute changes). 

BEA A319
Taken: 4th March 2019
Picture by: Stuart Bailey
British Airways Airbus 319 in BEA livery arrives at London Heathrow on 04 March 2019
(Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)
BEA A319
Taken: 4th March 2019
Picture by: Stuart Bailey

Only a few weeks ago, the first heritage livery – a Boeing 747 in British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) colours – touched down at Heathrow.

British Airways’ Boeing 747 in BOAC livery has arrived at London Heathrow

British Airways’ third livery will be the iconic Landor design. The next heritage livery to take to the skies on a Boeing 747.

British Airways reveals third heritage livery


  1. The Bongs are OK with their retro paint but the Airbus just looks strange. The black stripe just makes it look like a Vanguard or Merchantman…..but these were an altogether different character.

    What next for BA – a Cambrian livery or maybe BKS?


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