Showing posts with label BEA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BEA. Show all posts

01 April, 2019

Early morning service from Inverness to London Heathrow started by British Airways

The UK's British Airways has (re)introduced a new early morning flight between Inverness and London Heathrow and to mark the new addition to the schedule BA laid on a pipe band!

The Inverness Royal British Legion Pipe Band which, like the airline, is celebrating its centenary this year, welcomed passengers on the Airbus A319 that has been painted in the special historic BEA livery for the centenary celebrations.

This morning’s flight means that, for the first time since the route was reintroduced in 2016, British Airways customers will be able to travel between the two cities and return the same day, a major boost to the region’s business sector.  From October British Airways will operate a double daily service between the two cities seven days a week.  

09 March, 2019

The third British Airways heritage livery takes to the skies.

Photo British Airways
Saturday, March 9, 2019 – British Airways today welcomed the arrival of the third in its series of four heritage liveries – a Boeing 747 painted in the Landor design, which will be recognisable for many as it flew on British Airways aircraft between 1984-1997.

The 747, registration G-BNLY, touched down at Heathrow this morning and will entered normal service this afternoon. It will be flying to long-haul destinations served by the Boeing 747, with the design remaining on the aircraft until it retires in 2023.

The aircraft marks the third heritage design to join the fleet, with one final design to be revealed later this month as the airline continues to celebrate its past while looking to the future in its centenary year. As with the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) liveried 747, and the British European Airways (BEA) liveried A319, the aircraft can be followed using tracking website Flightradar24.

The Landor design seems not to have had the same effect as the previous two classic livery designs from the past. Out of twenty random people, we asked, only two expressed a preference for the 80's and 90's design over the other two. 11 people chose the BEA livery while 7 opted for the BOAC paint job. 

04 March, 2019

BEA back in the air..........Historic livery takes to the skies again

Photo  British Airways
A remarkable recreation of a historic airline livery took to the skies today as the latest in a series of paint-jobs of the past brought back by British Airways!

The stylish British European Airways (BEA) design has transformed an Airbus A319 aircraft which arrived back at its home base of London Heathrow from the Shannon paint shop. Many people too the opportunity to see the historic livery in all its glory leave Shannon and arrive in Heathrow.

The A319, registration G-EUPJ, is adorned with the BEA livery, which flew predominantly on domestic and European routes between 1959 and 1968. However, there is one major difference between the painting of the new jet over the original livery, which is the bright red upper wing that adorned the original BEA aircraft.  Due to current aviation regulation regarding reflective paint, British Airways had had to paint the new  Airbus A319 with grey paint.  Yet, even with that difference the recreation still looks magnificent.  

22 February, 2019

It's back to 1960's for British Airway's latest historic livery!

Time to B-E-A-MAZED by the next
British Airways historic livery. 

This is the centenary year of the UK's premier legacy airline British Airways and today the flag carrier has confirmed details of the latest in its new series of heritage livery's to mark the milestone birthday.

The airline has confirmed that an Airbus A319 will be painted in the very special colours of the airline’s short-haul predecessor, British European Airways (BEA).  The A319, reg G-EUPJ, will enter the paint shop at Shannon Airport this weekend.  It will then return to Heathrow and enter service a little later early next month and start flying around the UK and Europe adorned with the special paint job.

The historic livery will be kept on the aircraft until it retires next year. The aircraft can be followed using tracking website Flightradar24, which will feature a special image of the livery.