Finnair goes retro

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Finnair has put its recently reported dismal set of third-quarter financial results firmly out of its mind for a moment to celebrate its 85th birthday through the launch of a retro aircraft.

The carrier has taken the trouble (not to mention expense) of painting one of its Airbus A319s in the livery of a Convair aircraft operated by Finnair in the 1950s.

In addition, Finnair has tracked down passenger Arna Davies, who flew on the original Convair aircraft on her honeymoon in 1957, and convinced her to fly from Helsinki to London Heathrow on the repainted A319.

The A319, which Finnair has dubbed the Silver Bird, can be seen in the picture above. If you want to see more shots of the Silver Bird, click here.

Finnair has also created its own retro website to celebrate its old age.

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