This aircraft G-BNLY was originally delivered to British airways on the 25th of February 1993. It operated normal flights up until the 9th of march 2019, when it flew to Belfast and was painted in the 1984 Landor & associates livery, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of combined BOAC, BEA and British airways. They also repainted G-BYGC in the BOAC livery, G-EUPJ in the BEA livery and G-CIVB in the 1974 Negus livery.
Sadly, because of the pandemic British airways retired all of their 747’s from active service. The last passenger flight that G-BNLY operated was BAW59 from Johannesburg to Heathrow, it then flew to Bournemouth, then Cardiff, and the final flight of this aircraft was operated as BAW9154. Thank you, city of Swansea
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I have to agree, Landor was incredible. I loved the idea that BA brought with having retro 744’s up until the end (thanks Covid). Even on the 777 it looked incredible. I’d love to see this livery on a Dreamliner or the A350-1000.