Category Archives: LIVERY

MEA receives new A321neo with new interiors and livery

MEA doesn’t often feature on TheDesignAir, as it has slipped under the radar for a while with its older fleet and less-than-design approach to aviation. However it seems the airline has turned a corner and is featuring firmly on our

MEA receives new A321neo with new interiors and livery

MEA doesn’t often feature on TheDesignAir, as it has slipped under the radar for a while with its older fleet and less-than-design approach to aviation. However it seems the airline has turned a corner and is featuring firmly on our

British Airways bids a fond farewell to the Queen of the Skies

Friday July 17, 2020 saw another casualty due to the Coronavirus. British Airways announced that its fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft, also known as ‘The Queen of the Skies’, are likely to have flown their last scheduled commercial service. While

British Airways bids a fond farewell to the Queen of the Skies

Friday July 17, 2020 saw another casualty due to the Coronavirus. British Airways announced that its fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft, also known as ‘The Queen of the Skies’, are likely to have flown their last scheduled commercial service. While

OMG, OWG launches brand image and we’re a bit … WOW

Nolinor the well known charter outfit from Canada has created a scheduled offshoot low cost carrier called ‘Off We Go’ or OWG as the livery would have us know. Apparently launching end of August it’s determined to brush off the

OMG, OWG launches brand image and we’re a bit … WOW

Nolinor the well known charter outfit from Canada has created a scheduled offshoot low cost carrier called ‘Off We Go’ or OWG as the livery would have us know. Apparently launching end of August it’s determined to brush off the

Delta go on a spending spree for the greater good, and even take time to say thank you to their 90,000 staff

Whether it’s for sadness, or for joy, we’re pretty sure there were a few tears this month in Delta’s finance department as they agreed to part with $2.6billion dollars across two initiatives in as many weeks. The first, starting in

Delta go on a spending spree for the greater good, and even take time to say thank you to their 90,000 staff

Whether it’s for sadness, or for joy, we’re pretty sure there were a few tears this month in Delta’s finance department as they agreed to part with $2.6billion dollars across two initiatives in as many weeks. The first, starting in

Aegean deliver considered, concise brand image on the inside and out

Aegean, the national Greek airline has just unveiled a new brand identity, livery and aircraft interiors designed by Priestmangoode. The London-based studio worked closely with the airline to develop a vision for the new brand, building on an airline that

Aegean deliver considered, concise brand image on the inside and out

Aegean, the national Greek airline has just unveiled a new brand identity, livery and aircraft interiors designed by Priestmangoode. The London-based studio worked closely with the airline to develop a vision for the new brand, building on an airline that

Breeze Airways, Neeleman’s latest venture shows off its brand image

Meet Breeze, previously known as Moxy, has shed off its cloak of mystery and revealed its new name, logo and livery. Breeze Airways is currently applying for its airline operating certificate with the FAA as well as US DoT and hopes

Breeze Airways, Neeleman’s latest venture shows off its brand image

Meet Breeze, previously known as Moxy, has shed off its cloak of mystery and revealed its new name, logo and livery. Breeze Airways is currently applying for its airline operating certificate with the FAA as well as US DoT and hopes

Eastern Airlines hits a home run with fantastic Braniff-esque brand image

[Updated] Last week we mentioned in a story that we hoped that in 2020 airlines would start to break the mould and start thinking differently about liveries and brand image and it seems that resurrected Eastern Airlines has done exactly

Eastern Airlines hits a home run with fantastic Braniff-esque brand image

[Updated] Last week we mentioned in a story that we hoped that in 2020 airlines would start to break the mould and start thinking differently about liveries and brand image and it seems that resurrected Eastern Airlines has done exactly

Lothansa? The challenge of having similar tail fins

It seems the week before Christmas brought a challenge from LOT Polish Airlines to Lufthansa regarding the German flag carrier’s somewhat contentious new livery. The Polish carrier draws issue with the fact Lufthansa’s reimagined tail fin has an uncanny resemblance

Lothansa? The challenge of having similar tail fins

It seems the week before Christmas brought a challenge from LOT Polish Airlines to Lufthansa regarding the German flag carrier’s somewhat contentious new livery. The Polish carrier draws issue with the fact Lufthansa’s reimagined tail fin has an uncanny resemblance

Condor brings back its older logo to its tail fins, and we have to admit, we love it

Condor has started to bring back its own logo to the tails of its fleet. At the end of last week, the new design was unveiled to the employees, and the weekend saw the first Boeing 767 with the registration

Condor brings back its older logo to its tail fins, and we have to admit, we love it

Condor has started to bring back its own logo to the tails of its fleet. At the end of last week, the new design was unveiled to the employees, and the weekend saw the first Boeing 767 with the registration

Star Bores. How not to do a themed safety video. (Sorry United)

Great news! United Airlines has just released a themed Star Wars safety video. Jumping on the Star Wars bandwagon (which already includes Virgin Atlantic, ANA and Latam, to name just a few) the carrier is celebrating the launch of the

Star Bores. How not to do a themed safety video. (Sorry United)

Great news! United Airlines has just released a themed Star Wars safety video. Jumping on the Star Wars bandwagon (which already includes Virgin Atlantic, ANA and Latam, to name just a few) the carrier is celebrating the launch of the

Fiji Airways shares a sneak peek of what their A350 will look like, and it’s pretty close to a private jet…

The latest renderings of Fiji Airways‘ A350 have showcased what their cabin and livery will look like – and quite frankly both are stunning. The airline, while opting for an incredibly minimalist design inside their latest airframe, has managed to

Fiji Airways shares a sneak peek of what their A350 will look like, and it’s pretty close to a private jet…

The latest renderings of Fiji Airways‘ A350 have showcased what their cabin and livery will look like – and quite frankly both are stunning. The airline, while opting for an incredibly minimalist design inside their latest airframe, has managed to

Virgin Atlantic gets the Star Wars bug, alongside LATAM, with special livery aircraft

It’s a real battle of do you prefer the Dark Side or the rebel Alliance this week as Virgin Atlantic and LATAM both reveal special limited edition liveries to support the opening of Star Wars ‘Galaxy’s Edge’ experience at Walt

Virgin Atlantic gets the Star Wars bug, alongside LATAM, with special livery aircraft

It’s a real battle of do you prefer the Dark Side or the rebel Alliance this week as Virgin Atlantic and LATAM both reveal special limited edition liveries to support the opening of Star Wars ‘Galaxy’s Edge’ experience at Walt

SAS reveal exciting new livery, going against the grain of some of its counterparts

It has been 21 years in the making, but SAS has just revealed a bold new livery for its aircraft that refreshes the current version with more depth, modernity and colour. The brand new visual identity and new design for

SAS reveal exciting new livery, going against the grain of some of its counterparts

It has been 21 years in the making, but SAS has just revealed a bold new livery for its aircraft that refreshes the current version with more depth, modernity and colour. The brand new visual identity and new design for

British Airways receives its first A350. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Today saw the official arrival of the British Airways A350. The aircraft which was meant to arrive on Friday was delayed due to the air traffic control and weather issues at Heathrow. However, today saw no sign of either of those.

British Airways receives its first A350. But is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Today saw the official arrival of the British Airways A350. The aircraft which was meant to arrive on Friday was delayed due to the air traffic control and weather issues at Heathrow. However, today saw no sign of either of those.

Brussels Airlines Launches Bruegel, Its Sixth Belgian Icon

The chances are by now if you travel around Europe, you’ve probably seen one of Brussels Airlines ‘Icon’ aircraft at some point over the past few years. After honouring Tintin in 2015, followed by Magritte, the Red Devils, Tomorrowland and

Brussels Airlines Launches Bruegel, Its Sixth Belgian Icon

The chances are by now if you travel around Europe, you’ve probably seen one of Brussels Airlines ‘Icon’ aircraft at some point over the past few years. After honouring Tintin in 2015, followed by Magritte, the Red Devils, Tomorrowland and

United Launches Refreshed Livery, Strengthening The Brand, But Not Exactly Setting The Skies Alight

Meet the new U.N.I.T.E.D… oh no wait, that’s just the unfortunate window/logotype placement. United have revealed their latest livery, not on one of the grounded 737 Max aircraft, but one of the 737-800’s with scimitar winglets. “The design is a

United Launches Refreshed Livery, Strengthening The Brand, But Not Exactly Setting The Skies Alight

Meet the new U.N.I.T.E.D… oh no wait, that’s just the unfortunate window/logotype placement. United have revealed their latest livery, not on one of the grounded 737 Max aircraft, but one of the 737-800’s with scimitar winglets. “The design is a

British Airways Special Liveries Continue With Our Personal Favourite

British Airways today welcomed the arrival of the third in its series of four heritage liveries – a Boeing 747 painted in the iconic Landor design, which will be recognisable for many including myself as it flew on British Airways

British Airways Special Liveries Continue With Our Personal Favourite

British Airways today welcomed the arrival of the third in its series of four heritage liveries – a Boeing 747 painted in the iconic Landor design, which will be recognisable for many including myself as it flew on British Airways

British Airways Roll Out A Beautiful 747 Retrojet That Puts Lufthansa’s New Scheme To Shame

BOAC is back! No, not really, but perhaps it should be. This simple yet stunning retrojet livery has been rolled out by British Airways to celebrate its centenary which it is enjoying this year. While the aircraft has been much-anticipated

British Airways Roll Out A Beautiful 747 Retrojet That Puts Lufthansa’s New Scheme To Shame

BOAC is back! No, not really, but perhaps it should be. This simple yet stunning retrojet livery has been rolled out by British Airways to celebrate its centenary which it is enjoying this year. While the aircraft has been much-anticipated

Aer Lingus’ New Livery Doesn’t Sham-rock Our World

Sigh. After much fanfare, Aer Lingus has finally revealed its new brand, which is basically reinventing the shamrock. The core essence of the brand hasn’t changed, apart from a simple refresh and modernisaiton of the typeface and an adaptation of

Aer Lingus’ New Livery Doesn’t Sham-rock Our World

Sigh. After much fanfare, Aer Lingus has finally revealed its new brand, which is basically reinventing the shamrock. The core essence of the brand hasn’t changed, apart from a simple refresh and modernisaiton of the typeface and an adaptation of

Honu, The World’s Largest Flying Turtle, Leaves The Paintshop

Yes, that’s right, ANA’s first ‘Flying Honu’ is almost headed to the skies, with the airline’s first A380 rolling out of the printshop last week. Japan’s largest airline put on a big show in Hamburg as the behemoth revealed itself from

Honu, The World’s Largest Flying Turtle, Leaves The Paintshop

Yes, that’s right, ANA’s first ‘Flying Honu’ is almost headed to the skies, with the airline’s first A380 rolling out of the printshop last week. Japan’s largest airline put on a big show in Hamburg as the behemoth revealed itself from

Fiji Airways Receives New 737 Max With Stunning Interiors

Bula Kadavu! This week saw Fiji Airways receive their first Boeing 737 Max aircraft. With a total of five on the order books, the airline is looking to supplement their NG fleet with these more fuel efficient aircraft, featuring sky interiors,

Fiji Airways Receives New 737 Max With Stunning Interiors

Bula Kadavu! This week saw Fiji Airways receive their first Boeing 737 Max aircraft. With a total of five on the order books, the airline is looking to supplement their NG fleet with these more fuel efficient aircraft, featuring sky interiors,

Could This Be The Most Beautiful Livery Launched This Year?

Meet Fakarava, recently rolled out of the paint shop. It’s Air Tahiti Nui’s first ‘Tahitian Dreamliner’ which will start flying for the carrier in November between New Zealand and Tahiti. It features a new livery concept by Futurebrand which stems

Could This Be The Most Beautiful Livery Launched This Year?

Meet Fakarava, recently rolled out of the paint shop. It’s Air Tahiti Nui’s first ‘Tahitian Dreamliner’ which will start flying for the carrier in November between New Zealand and Tahiti. It features a new livery concept by Futurebrand which stems

Flybe Launches Simplified Livery On Q400 Aircraft

Flybe, Europe’s regional airline has gone through quite a few guises over the years, however the latest livery finally gets rid of the British European colours, instead opting for a duotone approach to the livery with two shades of purple

Flybe Launches Simplified Livery On Q400 Aircraft

Flybe, Europe’s regional airline has gone through quite a few guises over the years, however the latest livery finally gets rid of the British European colours, instead opting for a duotone approach to the livery with two shades of purple

Laudamotion Unveils Bold New Livery As It Plans To Double Its Fleet

Laudamotion, which will most likely be known by the public as Lauda from now on, launched a brand new livery at a press conference which also announced the airline was going to double its fleet next year from 9 to

Laudamotion Unveils Bold New Livery As It Plans To Double Its Fleet

Laudamotion, which will most likely be known by the public as Lauda from now on, launched a brand new livery at a press conference which also announced the airline was going to double its fleet next year from 9 to

Can Gulf Air Live Up To Tangerine’s and Saffron’s Brilliant New Vision?

We recently showcased Gulf Air’s striking new brand image. Brought to life by design studio Tangerine and brand consultants Saffron, the new image for the carrier is certainly contemporary, encapsulating the very best of aviation design trends. Mixing heritage, sense

Can Gulf Air Live Up To Tangerine’s and Saffron’s Brilliant New Vision?

We recently showcased Gulf Air’s striking new brand image. Brought to life by design studio Tangerine and brand consultants Saffron, the new image for the carrier is certainly contemporary, encapsulating the very best of aviation design trends. Mixing heritage, sense

Air Tahiti Nui Show Off Beautiful New Livery And New 787-9 Dreamliner

It’s true that when most livery redesigns are revealed, public reaction is usually mixed, with a hint of disappointment due to what can only be described as a world shortage of coloured paint. However, thankfully, this shortage hasn’t reached the

Air Tahiti Nui Show Off Beautiful New Livery And New 787-9 Dreamliner

It’s true that when most livery redesigns are revealed, public reaction is usually mixed, with a hint of disappointment due to what can only be described as a world shortage of coloured paint. However, thankfully, this shortage hasn’t reached the

WestJet Reveals New Livery And Impressive 787 Long-haul Product

Yes, that’s right, it’s not Air Canada, It’s actually WestJet’s impressive (If somewhat familiar looking) new business class cabin that will be rolled out in early 2019 on the airline’s new 787 Dreamliner fleet which will feature an updated and

WestJet Reveals New Livery And Impressive 787 Long-haul Product

Yes, that’s right, it’s not Air Canada, It’s actually WestJet’s impressive (If somewhat familiar looking) new business class cabin that will be rolled out in early 2019 on the airline’s new 787 Dreamliner fleet which will feature an updated and

Vietnamese Bamboo Airways Launches New Brand, Created By Lift Strategic Design

Last week, Hanoi-based FLC Group launched the brand design of upstart carrier Bamboo Airways. Aviation design studio LIFT Strategic Design won a global competition to develop the airline’s brand, including logo, livery and cabin interior. Daniel Baron, LIFT’s CEO, said:

Vietnamese Bamboo Airways Launches New Brand, Created By Lift Strategic Design

Last week, Hanoi-based FLC Group launched the brand design of upstart carrier Bamboo Airways. Aviation design studio LIFT Strategic Design won a global competition to develop the airline’s brand, including logo, livery and cabin interior. Daniel Baron, LIFT’s CEO, said:

ANA Shows Off New Flying Honu A380 Interior Product

ANA announced the features of Japan’s first Airbus A380, launching in spring 2019. This aircraft will be introduced on ANA’s Tokyo – Honolulu service, and each cabin is specially designed to meet the passenger’s needs on this very bespoke route. Honolulu

ANA Shows Off New Flying Honu A380 Interior Product

ANA announced the features of Japan’s first Airbus A380, launching in spring 2019. This aircraft will be introduced on ANA’s Tokyo – Honolulu service, and each cabin is specially designed to meet the passenger’s needs on this very bespoke route. Honolulu

My My. Austrian Re-brands

The latest airline of the Lufthansa Group to get a fresh new look is Austrian. The airline went through a rebrand only a few years ago, adopting a more friendly, softer approach with the addition of ‘My’ to its brand

My My. Austrian Re-brands

The latest airline of the Lufthansa Group to get a fresh new look is Austrian. The airline went through a rebrand only a few years ago, adopting a more friendly, softer approach with the addition of ‘My’ to its brand