The Devil Is In The Detail

By Marisa Garcia | Engineers at Airbus’ A320 Family paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, just developed a unique methodology to radically improve the creative options available to airlines and brand managers by making it possible to directly print livery on the fuselage using inkjet printers–resulting in a faster and more efficient painting process which also allows…

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PowWow! With Hawaiian Create Amazing Airport Art

Hawaiian Airlines certainly have been busy with their paint brushes and spray cans recently. The airline this year launched their O’hana by Hawaiian, with aircraft liveries designed by famous Hawaiian resident Sig Zane and his son, and have also recently launched their awesome co-branded, limited edition merchandise for the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s worldwide voyage. But their…

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Emirates Showcase Another Great UpCycling Idea

It’s been a while since we’ve seen some upcycling in the air, since Air France did something similar with their old advertising posters, and Virgin Atlantic who changed their seat covers into a variety of accessories and KLM who turned their old uniforms into carpets for their new World Business Class cabins. Emirates recently turned a…

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FEATURE: Exclusive In-Depth Look At Etihad’s A380 Design Journey Part 3

Please read our first installment of our four part series here and second instalment here. Part 3 | Business Class. It’s possibly one of the hardest cabins to design. Customer expectations are high, margins are low and space is at a premium. Now with the advent of premium economy and the still-standing First Class sandwiching the most popular of premium cabins,…

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JetBlue’s New Threads Coincide With Mint Product Launch

Celebrating 14 years, JetBlue launched their brand new Mint product last weekend. Alongside the launch of the new transcontinental flat bed service, the airline revealed their brand new uniform refresh. The dark blue silhouettes trimmed with bright orange elements bring a bright, contemporary and sophisticated flourish to the new-look airline. “While airline uniforms are constructed for…

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We’re No Virgin To A Onesie

One of our guilty pleasures here at thedesignair.net is onboard pyjamas. Give us a set and we are friends for life. Virgin Atlantic have been offering their understated black pyjamas for years, and whilst they’ve varied in size and fit over the past few incarnations, they’ve remained a constant fixture in the back of our…

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Premium Lounge With A Sauna? Has To Be Finnair

Leave your inhibitions, and your clothes in your suitcase. Launching July 1st, Finnair will be offering its top tier fliers a lounge that is more health spa than business centre. Available to both the regular lounge guests  and the new Top Tier lounge guests, passengers will now enjoy access to completely new private shower suites, as well…

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Plaza Premium Impress At Heathrow’s Terminal 2

We have been pretty impressed by Plaza Premium‘s latest few lounges, and this new lounge, announced for London Heathrow’s Terminal 2 is no exception to their rule. The latest lounge, which open on June 4th, the same day the terminal opens, will be Hong Kong based Plaza Premium’s first venture in Europe. The innovative lounge has been designed…

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