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British Airways’ Retired 747 to be Converted into a Cinema, Museum and Business Center

On Oct. 8th, British Airways’ last 747 touched down at Cotswold Airport in Kemble, England after 26 years in the sky. While it may be the end of its days as a commercial jet, this 747 isn’t done serving the public. By spring 2021, the aircraft will be permanently parked at Cotswold Airport and converted into a cinema, conference venue and education center. Life as a Commercial Jet The aircraft, registered as G-CIVB, entered service at British Airways in 1994…

JetBlue Announces New A321LR Tail and More Routes

In a time of bad news and a gloomy industry outlook, new announcements have been relatively short to come by. JetBlue has become the latest airline to make a new announcement, this time featuring their newest livery, confirming their newest destination, and announcing expansion plans out of Hartford, Connecticut.  JetBlue's…

Aerolíneas Argentinas Reveals Retro Livery 737

On the occasion of its 70th-anniversary celebrations, Aerolíneas Argentinas presented its aircraft with retro design and colors in a new institutional video. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://airlinegeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WhatsApp-Video-2020-09-07-at-10.39.55-AM.mp4"][/video] The plane, a Boeing 737-700, was painted in the workshops of  Fábrica Argentina de Aviones, better known as FADEA, which are located in the…

Cargolux Goes Retro With Latest Boeing 747 Livery

Another retrojet is joining the ranks, but this one will be one of the harder ones to fly on. Cargo carrier Cargolux Airlines International announced it has created its own retrojet in commemoration of the airline’s 50th anniversary in May. The Boeing 747-400F(ER) that has been painted in retro colors…

Aer Lingus Finishes Year Long Rebrand

Earlier in 2019, the flag carrier of Ireland, Aer Lingus, began a brand refresh, switching to a Euro-white livery. The airline is repositioning itself as the best way to get to Ireland and also as a gateway to the rest of Europe. The rebrand has changed just about every facet…

Aegean Airlines Takes Off into ‘Neo’ Era with Livery, Onboard…

Aegean Airlines made headlines in 2018 when it announced the largest private investment ever by a Greek company with Airbus to renew and grow its fleet. After celebrating 20 years of operations in 2019 and ending the year with record-breaking passenger figures, Aegean Airlines took delivery of three brand new…

Logo Lineage Part 5: What Was Old Is New Again

For businesses across the world, branding plays a crucial role in public perception and airlines are no different. One of the most prominent pieces of an airline’s brand is its logo, as it often appears on a wide range of items including aircraft, seats, food, advertisements and more. In this…

United Officially Debuts New Livery and Branding

United Airlines has unveiled its new livery, the first since its merger with Continental Airlines nearly a decade ago.  Over the past few weeks, the Chicago-based carrier has been offering many clues via its social media accounts as to what the new livery will bring. The new paint scheme was…

British Airways Adds BEA to Retro Livery Line-Up

On Monday, British Airways debuted another heritage livery in celebration of their centennial. G-EUPJ, an Airbus A319, joins G-BYGC, a Boeing 747-400 as the second British Airways jet to fly in heritage colors. G-BYGC was unveiled in February and is currently operating in the classic BOAC livery. [caption id="attachment_31827" align="aligncenter"…

The Centenary: British Airways Reveals Retro BOAC Livery on 747

As part of their 100th birthday celebrations, British Airways has painted Boeing 747-400, registered as G-BYGC, into a retro BOAC livery. BOAC, or British Overseas Air Corporation, commenced operations on April 1, 1940. It was created by an Act of Parliament to become Britain’s state airline, forming from the merger…