Airline Retro & Heritage Paint Schemes

Many airlines paint aircraft in "Retro" colors to commemorate anniversaries. Some, such as US Airways, even have multiple heritage painted jets flying to represent the various airlines that were combined to form the current one.

Last Update: 20 Sep 2014  

Retrojets (Current Aircraft in Past Liveries)

AirlineRegTypePhotos / Notes

Adria Airways

S5-AAT

A320

50th Anniversary (1961-2011) - 60's c/s

Aer Lingus

EI-DVM

A320

75th Anniversary (1936-2011)

Aeroflot - Russian Airlines

VP-BNT

A320

(no photos found) Tupolev Tu-104 aircraft during the Soviet era

Aeropostal - Alas de Venezuela

YV141T

DC-9-30

(no photos found) 80th Anniversary (1929-2009) - 40's/50's c/s Retired 10 March 2011

Air Canada

C-FZUH

A319

60th Anniversary (1937-1997)

Air France

F-GFKJ

A320

75th Anniversary (1933-2008)

Air Malta

9H-AEI

A320

(no photos found) Celebrating 40 years - 1974 to 2014

Alaska Airlines

N569AS

737-800

75th Anniversary (1932-2007) - 40's c/s (see more photos of N569AS)

Alitalia

EI-IXI

A321

1960`s Douglas DC-8 scheme (see more photos of EI-IXI)

Aloha

N823AL

737-200

60th Anniversary (1946-2006) - 70's `Funbird` c/s

American Airlines

N679AN

757-200

40th Anniversary of Jet Service - 50`s c/s (see more photos of N679AN)

American Airlines

N951AA

737-800

50th 737NG

ANA

JA602A

767-300

60th Anniversary (1952-2012)

Austrian Airlines

OE-LBP

A320

50th Anniversary (1958-2008) - 50's c/s

Austrian Airlines

OE-LNK

737-800

Heritage c/s - Lauda

Avianca

N321LF

757-200

(no photos found) 80th Anniversary (1919-1999) - 60`s c/s

Avianca

N632CT

MD-83

(no photos found) 80th Anniversary (1919-1999) - 60`s c/s

British Airways

G-CPET

757-200

Heritage c/s - Original 757 c/s for the end of 757 service with BA

Condor Flugdienst

D-ABUM

767-300

Heritage c/s - 1963 Vickers Viscount `yellow tail`. (see more photos of D-ABUM)

Condor Flugdienst

D-AICA

A320

55 Years - 50's c/s

Continental Airlines

N75436

737-900

75th Anniversary (1934-2005) - 50's Blue Skyways c/s

CSA - Czech Airlines

OK-XGB

737-500

1957 c/s worn by CSA's first jet aircraft, the Tu-104

CSA - Czech Airlines

OK-XGC

737-500

Sixties c/s

Delta Air Lines

N102DA

767-200

75th Anniversary (1929-2004) (see more photos of N102DA)

Delta Air Lines

N608DA

757-200

(no photos found)

Dniproavia

UR-DPA

ERJ-145

(no photos found) 80th anniversary (1933-2013)

Finnair

OH-LVE

A319

85th Anniversary (1923-2008) - 50's Convair c/s

Garuda Indonesia

PK-GFM

737-800

(no photos found) Heritage c/s - 1960`s

Garuda Indonesia

PK-GFN

737-800

(no photos found) Heritage c/s - 1969 to 1985

Hapag-LLoyd

D-AHLK

737-800

Not really a retro?

Hapag-LLoyd

D-ATUF

737-800

(no photos found) Not really a retro?

Iberia

EC-KKS

A319

80th Anniversary (1927-2007) (see more photos of EC-KKS)

Japan TransOcean Air

JA8999

737-400

(no photos found) Southwest Air Lines retro

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

PH-BXA

737-800

90th Anniversary (1919-2009) - 50's/60's c/s (see more photos of PH-BXA)

LOT Polish Airlines

SP-LIE

ERJ-175

(no photos found) 85th Anniversary (1929-2014)

Lufthansa

D-AIDV

A321

50th Anniversary (1955-2005) [Replaces D-AIRX]

Lufthansa

D-AIRX

A321

50th Anniversary (1955-2005) (see more photos of D-AIRX)

Malaysia Airlines

9M-MXA

737-800

(no photos found) 40th Anniversary, 1972 - 1987 c/s

Malev Hungarian Airlines

HA-LQD

DHC-8

65th Anniversary (1946-2011)

Martinair Holland

PH-MCL

767-300

50th Anniversary (1958-2008) - Martin's Air Charter c/s

Mexicana

N380RM

757-200

80th Anniversary (1921-2001) - 50`s/60`s c/s

Mexicana

N405MX

A320

80th Anniversary (1921-2001) - 50`s/60`s c/s

SAS

OY-KBO

A319

60th Anniversary (1946-2006) - 50`s c/s

Southwest Airlines

N711HK

737-700

One of three 737s retained in the previous c/s (except with metallic paint)

Southwest Airlines

N714CB

737-700

One of three 737s retained in the previous c/s (except with metallic paint) (see more photos of N714CB)

Southwest Airlines

N792SW

737-700

One of three 737s retained in the previous c/s (except with metallic paint)

TAM Linhas Aereas

PR-MBW

A319

(no photos found) Heritage c/s - 1st TAM c/s 70`s

TAM Linhas Aereas

PT-TMD

A319

(no photos found) Heritage c/s - 2nd TAM c/s 90's

TAROM - Romanian Air Transport

YR-BGG

737-700

55th Anniversary (1954-2009) - 50's c/s 'Happy 55 Years' tail replaced with TAROM logo in 2010, Now

Thai Airways

HS-TGP

747-400

50th Anniversary (1960-2010)

Turkish Airlines

TC-JLC

A320

(no photos found) 70th anniversary (1933-2003) - 50/60/70's c/s

United Airlines

N475UA

A320

85th Anniversary (1926-2011) - 70`s c/s

US Airways

N742PS

A319

Heritage c/s - PSA

US Airways

N744P

A319

Heritage c/s - Piedmont Airlines

US Airways

N745VJ

A319

Heritage c/s - Allegheny

US Airways

N828AW

A319

Heritage c/s - America West original colors (see more photos of N828AW)

US Airways

N838AW

A319

Heritage c/s - America West 2nd colors

World Airways

N803DE

MD-11

30th Anniversary of Operation Babylift (1975-2005) - 70's c/s

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