PICTURES: Aer Lingus unveils retro look A320

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Irish carrier Aer Lingus has unveiled a new Airbus A320 painted in the former 1960s Irish International livery, to mark its 75th anniversary celebrations.

The newest addition to the fleet, registration EI-DVM, serial number 4634, named 'St Coleman', was painted especially for the anniversary celebrations and unveiled on Sunday 27 March.

 
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Cabin crew modelled vintage uniforms, from each decade beginning 1945 through to the current incarnation.

Speaking at the event, Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller said, "2011 is a very special year for Aer Lingus as it marks the airline's 75th anniversary. Throughout the 75 years we have carried out our mission of connecting Ireland with the world, transporting millions of customers annually."

 
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Aer Lingus launched its first ever flight between Baldonnel and Bristol on 27 May 1936, carrying five passengers on a six-seater De Havilland 84 Dragon.

 
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