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Qantas announce Retro Roo II

Marty McFly and the Doc aren’t the only ones who are going back to the future this year.

Qantas has announced its plans to bring more Australian aviation nostalgia to the skies with a second Boeing 737-800 to be painted in a retro livery, as part of it’s 95th birthday celebrations.

Olivia Wirth, Qantas’ Group Executive for Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, says the second retro roo would build on the popularity of the first historical livery unveiled last year.

One of the classic Qantas liveries. Photo: Qantas
One of the classic Qantas liveries. Photo: Qantas

“We are very excited to be announcing the commissioning of Retro Roo II following the phenomenal response we received from the community and our people when we introduced the first Retro Roo with its classic 1970s iconic last November,” she says.

“You can see from what’s posted on social media that people enjoy taking photos of Retro Roo I as it travels to airports around Australia. Crew tell us it’s always a talking point when it pulls up to the gate and people get on board, though they’re generally pleased that it’s not 1974 on in the inside as well.”

One of the classic Qantas liveries. Photo: Qantas
One of the classic Qantas liveries. Photo: Qantas

The new livery will be chosen from the 12 liveries that Qantas has had since its first aircraft in 1920. It will be applied to one of Qantas’ existing 67 Boeing 737 aircraft, which are undergoing a refurbishment program in Brisbane and Sydney.

Visit qantas.com.au for more info.

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.