The big picture: Aer Lingus A320 “retrojet”

Irish carrier Aer Lingus has taken delivery of a new Airbus A320 painted in its 1960s livery, as part of the airline’s 75 anniversary celebrations.

The aircraft is named St Colman, and sports the livery used during the 1960s, when the carrier was known as Irish International. 

Aer Lingus celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, with the first flight operating between Baldonnel and Bristol on May 27, 1936, with five passengers on board a six-seater De Havilland 84 Dragon.

As part of the celebrations Aer Lingus cabin crew have also modelled vintage uniforms from each decade between 1945 and the current day.

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