Second aircraft painted with retro livery in British fleet

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London - British Airways continues to reveal different aircraft with retro liveries attributed to the airline's legacy as part of its 100th-year celebrations.

On March 4th, one of the first Airbus A319s of the British carrier registered G-EUPJ arrived at London Heathrow airport from Dublin where it was painted with the colors of British European Airways (BEA).

The featured livery was used on the aircraft of BEA between 1959 and 1968. The only thing that is not authentic on the plane is the red colors that were used on the wings in the BEA era. Today airlines are not allowed to use different colors on the wings other than gray.

This afternoon, the plane carried out its first scheduled flight from London to Manchester with the new BEA colors. A huge crowd of airplane enthusiasts welcomed the plane at Manchester airport.

Last month British Airways put a Boeing 747 into service with the livery of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), one of the predecessors of the British flag carrier with British European Airways (BEA).

"The retro Boeing 747 of British Airways enters service"