Qantas retro plane: Second Boeing 737 to get retro livery paint job

Qantas has announced it will deck out a second Boeing 737-800 in retro livery following the popularity of its first 'Retro Roo' plane.

'Retro Roo II' follows on from the first plane that received a '70s paint job (take a look at the first Retro Roo in the gallery above).

Qantas' marketing executive Olivia Wirth said the first plane had proven such a hit the airline had decided to do it again.

"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," she said. "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."

The new livery will be chosen from the 12 options that Qantas has used over its history. It will be applied to one of Qantas' existing 67 Boeing 737 aircraft, which are undergoing a refurbishment program in Brisbane and Sydney. Five of the possible liveries are below.

The aircraft will fly routes across Australia and to New Zealand.

Qantas' first retro painted aircraft is named in honour of former CEO James Strong features the livery used between 1971 and 1984.

The second retro plane will be unveiled on Monday, November 16 - the 95th birthday of the airline.

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