Qatar Airways has welcomed a nostalgic flashback to its early days of operation with the delivery of a Boeing 777-300 aircraft painted in a retro livery design.
The arrival is part of its 25th anniversary celebrations.
The aircraft made its retro livery debut operating as Flight QR 0041 from Hamad International Airport (HIA), Doha, to Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, and will become a familiar sight on a variety of other Qatar Airways routes over the coming 12 months.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are tremendously excited to celebrate our 25th anniversary by introducing this unique aircraft to our fleet.
“We hope this retro design will bring many memories of travel to our passengers, especially those who experienced travelling with us in our early years.
“As we look forward, this is a year of endless possibilities for the entire Qatar Airways Group family, with several important landmark events and celebrations planned across this period.
“Not least of which is the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 where the eyes of the world will be turned in our direction.
“We will continue to shine and share our success with those who are at the heart of everything we do – our millions of loyal passengers around the globe.”
Qatar Airways has undergone a dramatic transformation since its creation as a small regional carrier serving a small number of destinations in 1997, into a global airline.