British Airways has unveiled the golden Dove livery which has been painted onto nine A319 aircraft as part of the carrier’s London 2012 celebrations.
The aircraft will be operate in their repainted livery for a year, serving routes to and from Europe.
Designer Pascal Anson, who was commissioned to create the livery as a result of BA’s Great Britons scheme (with mentoring by Tracey Emin), was inspired “by the idea that an aircraft can often look like a bird when in flight”.
“The dove signifies a positive message wherever you go in the world,” said Anson. “I also hope it makes people stop, think and look twice too. It will be very special to see these aircrafts in flight, and I hope that passengers, athletes and VIP’s flying in to the London 2012 Games will be very excited to be on this celebratory aircraft.”
A special shade of gold paint has been used on the aircraft, with a team of 24 people taking eight days to spray paint the dove.
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