10 European Retro Jets

Fans of colour schemes from days gone by <link to Lost Europe book> love it when an airline acknowledges its heritage and paints one of its aircraft in a former livery.

This has been going on for quite a few years and it always surprises me when another one turns up without much fanfare.

 

Here are 10 European retro jets to watch out for:

 

Lufthansa 747-800 D-ABYT

Lufthansa Retro 747-830

Lufthansa Retro 747-830 (c) Erik Ritterbach

 

Aer Lingus A320 EI-DVM

aer lingus retro a320

Aer Lingus A320 retro livery aircraft

 

Air Malta A320 9H-AEI

Air Malta retro 9H-AEI (c) Erik Ritterbach

 

 

KLM 737-800 PH-BXA

PH-BXA KLM Retro

Photo (c) Erik Ritterbach

 

 

Austrian Airlines A320 OE-LBP

Photo (c) Erik Ritterbach

 

 

LOT Polish Airlines EMB-175ER SP-LIE

Photo (c) Erik Ritterbach

 

 

TUI (Hapag-Lloyd) B737-800 D-AHLK

D-AHLK Hapag Lloyd Retro (c) Erik Ritterbach

 

 

Condor B767-300 D-ABUM

By BriYYZ from Toronto, Canada (Condor Boeing 767-300 D-ABUM Uploaded by FAEP) [CC BY-SA 2.0]

 

TAROM 737-700 YR-BGG

By Razvan Socol (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

Lufthansa A321 D-AIDV

Photo (c) Erik Ritterbach

 

 

 

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4 Responses

  1. JOHN TURNER says:

    WANTED TO KNOW: If there is anyway in the USA or elsewhere where I can still get a ride on a DC 8 ? Used to really enjoy the ride on this older heavier Jet than more modern jets today. Please advise & THANKS, John Turner

  2. Matt Falcus says:

    Hi John, no sadly there are no passenger-carrying DC-8s left flying, and only a few cargo examples still flying. Sad times!

  3. Paul Tomson says:

    A few more that I know of and have seen are Condor A320 D-AICA, SAS A319 OY-KBO and Turkish A330 TC-JNC.

  4. Matt Falcus says:

    Yes, there are some great examples out there. Thanks Paul!

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