A special British Airways livery for the Olympic flame

Both the FlightGlobal blog and the BBC have recently noted British Airways’ "Firefly," the Airbus A319 that flew the Olympic flame from Athens to London. Apparently, the special livery took 9 days of work along with 250 litres of gold, white and yellow paint while the name “Firefly” was chosen in a UK student wide competition. The Olympic Flame itself was strapped into Business Class seats 1A and 1B for the flight (remember that if you ever end up flying business class on the Firefly!).

To follow the progress of the Olympic flame around the UK, click here.


Picture: British Airways


Picture: British Airways


2 Responses to A special British Airways livery for the Olympic flame

  1. capnaux June 6, 2012 at 05:35 #

    Would love to see (&fly) this baby. Gorgeous livery. Can't wait for the Olympics!


    Captain, A320



    • Matthew Stibbe June 8, 2012 at 17:12 #

      Really like your video by the way. I'm going to post it here and on my Forbes blog next week. – Matthew

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