Olympic Flame to arrive on gold-liveried BA aircraft

16 May 2012 by BusinessTraveller

British Airways will fly the Olympic Flame from Athens to Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall this Friday (May 18), ahead of the launch of the London 2012 Torch Relay.

As flagged up on the Business Traveller forum by a regular poster, the flame will travel in a gold-liveried Airbus A319 aircraft - the BBC's Sports Editor David Bond posted a photo of the aircraft on his Twitter feed earlier today.

The Olympic Torch Relay will last 70 days, and will visit over 1,000 communities across the UK - for details of the schedule click here.

The repainted aircraft joins BA's Olympic Dove livery as part of the airline's partnership as the Official Airline of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The livery - which has been painted onto nine A319 aircraft - has received a mixed reaction from readers (see online news April 3, and the forum discussion here).

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