Finnair Retro Makes Its Final Flight To Milan, Then Back
In 2008, in celebration of Finnair's 85 years of operation, the company painted an Airbus A319 in the livery of a Convair aircraft, which Finnair flew under its original name Aero in the 1950s. On June 20, 2012, this special plane named "Silver Bird" made its final flight to no where else but Milan, "the heart of design and fashion," to celebrate its 88th anniversary.
In addition to the appearance of the plane, the interior and service also resemble the 50s. All the flight attendants are dressed in the 50s uniform. When entering the plane, passengers would soon feel like traveling back in time.
For this very last flight, according to Finnair's blog, "some passengers are playing along too." Indeed, Finnair invited some fashion bloggers who dressed in the 50s style and snapped this photo with the crew before the flight took off.
Moreover, Finnair's blog pulls out some photos and posters from the 50s from the company's archive to commemorate the event and its history. Finnair's Twitter account affectionately posted on June 20, "All good things come to an end. Goodbye, Silver Bird! The plane is on its way to Milan now, then back."