Aviation News brings you the first part of a guide to all the aircraft flying worldwide that currently wear a retro scheme.
Over the last decade there has been a growing trend in the commercial aviation world for retro liveries. Many of the world’s leading airlines have enthusiastically adopted the idea and either have or have had at least one aircraft painted in a colour scheme from a previous era. The liveries date back as far as the 1940s and include some classic and iconic schemes. Often the retro livery is applied to celebrate a milestone event or a particular anniversary, but in some cases carriers will repaint aircraft to reflect heritage airlines that have been acquired or even just to gain additional publicity.