Category Archives: LIVERY

Air Italy Emerges As New Brand For Meridiana With New Strategic Brand Image

Air Italy will become the new brand for Meridiana, Italy’s legacy carrier that currently competes with Alitalia. 49% owned by Qatar Airways, the airline has announced an extensive growth plan and inject of new aircraft including 5 A330 aircraft from

Air Italy Emerges As New Brand For Meridiana With New Strategic Brand Image

Air Italy will become the new brand for Meridiana, Italy’s legacy carrier that currently competes with Alitalia. 49% owned by Qatar Airways, the airline has announced an extensive growth plan and inject of new aircraft including 5 A330 aircraft from

Qantas Reveals Beautiful New Indigenous Aircraft Livery For Its Dreamliner

Yesterday Qantas revealed a striking new special livery for a brand new 787-9 Dreamliner being delivered to the airline. Comprised of approximately 5,000 dots (get counting!), the new design is striking both from near and afar. The new livery features

Qantas Reveals Beautiful New Indigenous Aircraft Livery For Its Dreamliner

Yesterday Qantas revealed a striking new special livery for a brand new 787-9 Dreamliner being delivered to the airline. Comprised of approximately 5,000 dots (get counting!), the new design is striking both from near and afar. The new livery features

Lufthansa’s New Blue Livery Sadly Misses The Mark

Today saw Lufthansa launch its new livery in an event in Cape Town. While many will probably like this new clean, monochromatic paint scheme, we can’t help but feel a little disappointed to see such an iconic livery be literally

Lufthansa’s New Blue Livery Sadly Misses The Mark

Today saw Lufthansa launch its new livery in an event in Cape Town. While many will probably like this new clean, monochromatic paint scheme, we can’t help but feel a little disappointed to see such an iconic livery be literally

Emirates Unveils First Of Three New Expo 2020 Liveries

Emirates has unveiled the first of three new aircraft liveries in its fleet dedicated to Expo 2020 Dubai, of which Emirates is the Official Airline Partner. The decal was installed on A6-EPK, an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, at the Emirates

Emirates Unveils First Of Three New Expo 2020 Liveries

Emirates has unveiled the first of three new aircraft liveries in its fleet dedicated to Expo 2020 Dubai, of which Emirates is the Official Airline Partner. The decal was installed on A6-EPK, an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, at the Emirates

Hawaiian Receives First A321neo In New Livery

Hawaiian Airlines has now received it’s first A321neo in the carrier’s brand new livery including new silver lei around the fuselage. A team of Hawaiian Airlines employees took the long trip from the tropical island state all the way to the

Hawaiian Receives First A321neo In New Livery

Hawaiian Airlines has now received it’s first A321neo in the carrier’s brand new livery including new silver lei around the fuselage. A team of Hawaiian Airlines employees took the long trip from the tropical island state all the way to the

Low-cost Carrier WestJet Introduces Even Lower-cost Airline, Swoop

Now if Legally Blonde created an airline it would probably look and sound a little like Westjet’s Ultra-low cost carrier ‘Swoop’. Sporting a large wave through the logo (that we can’t help but see a Trump-esque hairdo – once seen,

Low-cost Carrier WestJet Introduces Even Lower-cost Airline, Swoop

Now if Legally Blonde created an airline it would probably look and sound a little like Westjet’s Ultra-low cost carrier ‘Swoop’. Sporting a large wave through the logo (that we can’t help but see a Trump-esque hairdo – once seen,

Brussels Airlines Announces Fifth Special Livery Aircraft Addition To Fleet

Belgium seems to be the spawning ground of creativity, that is if Brussels Airlines has anything to do with it. The airline has announced the selection of their fifth special livery aircraft, this time from members of the public who

Brussels Airlines Announces Fifth Special Livery Aircraft Addition To Fleet

Belgium seems to be the spawning ground of creativity, that is if Brussels Airlines has anything to do with it. The airline has announced the selection of their fifth special livery aircraft, this time from members of the public who

TAP Portugal Makes Small But Important Change to TAP Air Portugal

September 14th saw TAP Portugal return to its original brand ‘TAP Air Portugal’ in a bid to increase awareness of the brand as an airline outside of its core Portuguese market. The full name actually stands for “Transportes Aéreos Portugueses

TAP Portugal Makes Small But Important Change to TAP Air Portugal

September 14th saw TAP Portugal return to its original brand ‘TAP Air Portugal’ in a bid to increase awareness of the brand as an airline outside of its core Portuguese market. The full name actually stands for “Transportes Aéreos Portugueses

Hong Kong Airlines Receives First A350

Last week saw not only the arrival of Hong Kong Airlines brand new lounge, but also their very first of 21 A350 aircraft. The airline is embracing the aircraft to support its international development, cherry-picking long-haul destinations that strategically support

Hong Kong Airlines Receives First A350

Last week saw not only the arrival of Hong Kong Airlines brand new lounge, but also their very first of 21 A350 aircraft. The airline is embracing the aircraft to support its international development, cherry-picking long-haul destinations that strategically support

Finnair’s Latest Marimekko A350 Livery Bolsters Carrier’s Design-Led Ethos

Finnair have continued their long-standing relationship with Finnish design and textile company Marimekko with the introduction of their 11th A350, joining the fleet in late September. Titled ‘Kivet’, the aircraft isn’t the first aircraft to sport a special Marimekko design,

Finnair’s Latest Marimekko A350 Livery Bolsters Carrier’s Design-Led Ethos

Finnair have continued their long-standing relationship with Finnish design and textile company Marimekko with the introduction of their 11th A350, joining the fleet in late September. Titled ‘Kivet’, the aircraft isn’t the first aircraft to sport a special Marimekko design,

Air France ‘Boost’ Becomes Joon

Air France’s latest venture, originally called Boost, and now officially titled Joon, is the carrier’s attempt to reduce operating costs and compete with the growth of younger, less expensive airlines now flying medium and long-haul routes around the world. The

Air France ‘Boost’ Becomes Joon

Air France’s latest venture, originally called Boost, and now officially titled Joon, is the carrier’s attempt to reduce operating costs and compete with the growth of younger, less expensive airlines now flying medium and long-haul routes around the world. The

TAP Portugal Commences Retro Flight On Special RetroJet

In a first first of a series of one-off events, passengers who embarked today on TAP Portugal’s special “Portugal” retrojet aircraft took a surprise trip back to the 1970s. As part of celebrations for its 72 years in the business,

TAP Portugal Commences Retro Flight On Special RetroJet

In a first first of a series of one-off events, passengers who embarked today on TAP Portugal’s special “Portugal” retrojet aircraft took a surprise trip back to the 1970s. As part of celebrations for its 72 years in the business,

EL AL Showcase New Dreamliner Cabin By Priestmangoode

EL AL was never really seen as a design-led airline, but as we showcased recently, the carrier has recently pushed itself firmly in the right direction. The reveal of the 787-9 product which will be taking to the skies soon

EL AL Showcase New Dreamliner Cabin By Priestmangoode

EL AL was never really seen as a design-led airline, but as we showcased recently, the carrier has recently pushed itself firmly in the right direction. The reveal of the 787-9 product which will be taking to the skies soon

Meet Vatnajökull, Icelandair’s 80th Anniversary Livery Jet, Named After A Glacier

Icelandair have introduced a pretty ‘cool’ aircraft to celebrate their 80th year flying. The 757-200, which took 2500 man-hours to paint, is named after the largest glacier in the whole of Europe. Titled “Vatnajökull” (easy for us to say) the

Meet Vatnajökull, Icelandair’s 80th Anniversary Livery Jet, Named After A Glacier

Icelandair have introduced a pretty ‘cool’ aircraft to celebrate their 80th year flying. The 757-200, which took 2500 man-hours to paint, is named after the largest glacier in the whole of Europe. Titled “Vatnajökull” (easy for us to say) the

Hawaiian Airlines Reveals New Logo And Livery

Today saw Hawaiian Airlines bring their latest livery and logo to the skies emblazened on a freshly-painted Boeing 717. The new livery has been painstakingly refreshed to bring the carrier’s Aloha spirit forward into the 21st century. Pualani (Flower of

Hawaiian Airlines Reveals New Logo And Livery

Today saw Hawaiian Airlines bring their latest livery and logo to the skies emblazened on a freshly-painted Boeing 717. The new livery has been painstakingly refreshed to bring the carrier’s Aloha spirit forward into the 21st century. Pualani (Flower of

ANA Reveals Design For Largest Flying Animal Livery, Ever

Meet the world’s first Flying Honu. As part of ANA’s competition to design a special one off livery for their new A380, the winner has been selected to celebrate the Tokyo-Honolulu route that the aircraft will fly. The design will

ANA Reveals Design For Largest Flying Animal Livery, Ever

Meet the world’s first Flying Honu. As part of ANA’s competition to design a special one off livery for their new A380, the winner has been selected to celebrate the Tokyo-Honolulu route that the aircraft will fly. The design will

End Of The Plain Plane? Has The ‘Eurowhite’ Livery Hit Critical Mass?

As Air Canada’s revealed its new livery reveal, we raise the question, has the continuing trend of ‘Eurowhite’ liveries started to draw to a close? It was actually back in 1965 that Braniff International launched their ‘End of the plain plane’ advertising campaign

End Of The Plain Plane? Has The ‘Eurowhite’ Livery Hit Critical Mass?

As Air Canada’s revealed its new livery reveal, we raise the question, has the continuing trend of ‘Eurowhite’ liveries started to draw to a close? It was actually back in 1965 that Braniff International launched their ‘End of the plain plane’ advertising campaign

Air Canada Reveals New Brand Image, Livery & Uniforms

Today, in a simultaneous cross-country launch in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, Air Canada unveiled for its customers and employees a new livery inspired by Canada for its entire fleet, new uniforms for its employees, and a taste of some of the new onboard menu offerings that its

Air Canada Reveals New Brand Image, Livery & Uniforms

Today, in a simultaneous cross-country launch in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, Air Canada unveiled for its customers and employees a new livery inspired by Canada for its entire fleet, new uniforms for its employees, and a taste of some of the new onboard menu offerings that its

Exclusive: Inside The Air France 787-9

Air France saw the launch of its first 787-9 commercial flight between Paris CDG and London Heathrow today. TheDesignAir was invited to greet the aircraft in London this morning. We were also allowed to take a look around the new

Exclusive: Inside The Air France 787-9

Air France saw the launch of its first 787-9 commercial flight between Paris CDG and London Heathrow today. TheDesignAir was invited to greet the aircraft in London this morning. We were also allowed to take a look around the new

How Do You Bring Together Two Different Brands? You Celebrate Differences.

When Alaska and Virgin America, finally got the green light to merge, it gave rise to a lot of confused brand loyal travellers not knowing what the merger would mean. So Hornall Anderson stepped in to help explain how the different

How Do You Bring Together Two Different Brands? You Celebrate Differences.

When Alaska and Virgin America, finally got the green light to merge, it gave rise to a lot of confused brand loyal travellers not knowing what the merger would mean. So Hornall Anderson stepped in to help explain how the different

Air Calédonie Receive First ATR 72-600 With Brand New Livery

Air Calédonie, the domestic airline of New Caledonia has just had a new ATR 72-600 delivered, this time sporting a brand new livery. You may not have heard of the South Pacific carrier, but its existed for over 60 years. Air

Air Calédonie Receive First ATR 72-600 With Brand New Livery

Air Calédonie, the domestic airline of New Caledonia has just had a new ATR 72-600 delivered, this time sporting a brand new livery. You may not have heard of the South Pacific carrier, but its existed for over 60 years. Air

Qantas Reveals New Livery On 787-9 Along With New Cabins

Qantas today revealed a new livery and brand image for the carrier. This is only the fifth time the iconic red-and-white ‘Roo’ tail of Qantas aircraft has been updated since it was first introduced in 1944. The last update was actually more recent

Qantas Reveals New Livery On 787-9 Along With New Cabins

Qantas today revealed a new livery and brand image for the carrier. This is only the fifth time the iconic red-and-white ‘Roo’ tail of Qantas aircraft has been updated since it was first introduced in 1944. The last update was actually more recent

How A Livery Took Flight. An Exclusive Inside Look At Cathay Dragon

Part two of TheDesignAir’s exclusive series on the making of Cathay Dragon. Read Part One here. Cathay Pacific and newly branded Cathay Dragon’s synergies may seem completely obvious to passengers who have flown on both airlines. However to entice new customers

How A Livery Took Flight. An Exclusive Inside Look At Cathay Dragon

Part two of TheDesignAir’s exclusive series on the making of Cathay Dragon. Read Part One here. Cathay Pacific and newly branded Cathay Dragon’s synergies may seem completely obvious to passengers who have flown on both airlines. However to entice new customers

Aeromexico Looks To Its Cultural Roots To Celebrate Its New 787-9

For those who have an interest in Mexican archaeology and anthropology, you may get a little excited to see one of Mexico’s most famous deities adorning Aeromexico’s brand new 787-9. Named Quetzalcoatl, meaning “Feathered Serpent,” the new livery was the winning

Aeromexico Looks To Its Cultural Roots To Celebrate Its New 787-9

For those who have an interest in Mexican archaeology and anthropology, you may get a little excited to see one of Mexico’s most famous deities adorning Aeromexico’s brand new 787-9. Named Quetzalcoatl, meaning “Feathered Serpent,” the new livery was the winning

LATAM Reveals First A320 Neo & A350 In New Colours

The aircraft that the new LATAM livery was truly “designed for” has been revealed in Toulouse yesterday. LATAM Airlines Group received its fourth Airbus A350 XWB but it is the first to bear the LATAM Airlines livery, alongside its smaller sibling

LATAM Reveals First A320 Neo & A350 In New Colours

The aircraft that the new LATAM livery was truly “designed for” has been revealed in Toulouse yesterday. LATAM Airlines Group received its fourth Airbus A350 XWB but it is the first to bear the LATAM Airlines livery, alongside its smaller sibling

C-3PO Will Fly For The First Time Courtesy Of ANA

ANA announced today that it will reveal another new Star Wars themed aircraft to its fleet, adding to its three existing planes that have Star Wars characters as livery. The latest droid to grow wings is C-3PO, one of the only

C-3PO Will Fly For The First Time Courtesy Of ANA

ANA announced today that it will reveal another new Star Wars themed aircraft to its fleet, adding to its three existing planes that have Star Wars characters as livery. The latest droid to grow wings is C-3PO, one of the only

Airlines Get Into The Olympic Spirit

KLM It may have happened a few weeks ago, but if you missed it, KLM recently revealed their “Orange Pride” aircraft. On one special 777-300ER, the well-known KLM Blue was replaced on half of the fuselage with the nations orange colour.

Airlines Get Into The Olympic Spirit

KLM It may have happened a few weeks ago, but if you missed it, KLM recently revealed their “Orange Pride” aircraft. On one special 777-300ER, the well-known KLM Blue was replaced on half of the fuselage with the nations orange colour.

Cathay Pacific A350 Refresh And Refine Already Leading Cabin Products

Yesterday saw the arrival of Cathay Pacific‘s first A350 in Hong Kong. When we saw a glimpse of the aircraft from the airport terminal, the new A350 shape was instantly recognisable, and to us signalled a new era for the

Cathay Pacific A350 Refresh And Refine Already Leading Cabin Products

Yesterday saw the arrival of Cathay Pacific‘s first A350 in Hong Kong. When we saw a glimpse of the aircraft from the airport terminal, the new A350 shape was instantly recognisable, and to us signalled a new era for the

LATAM Finally Reveal New Livery And Brand Ethos. But Do We Love It?

Today was the big reveal for LATAM, where new livery, full brand realisation, uniforms, airport signage and counter design were finally revealed to the public as well as a consolidated website (www.latam.com). Everything has been perfectly timed to coincide in May, with

LATAM Finally Reveal New Livery And Brand Ethos. But Do We Love It?

Today was the big reveal for LATAM, where new livery, full brand realisation, uniforms, airport signage and counter design were finally revealed to the public as well as a consolidated website (www.latam.com). Everything has been perfectly timed to coincide in May, with

That’s One Red Devil By Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines has had a pretty eventful few weeks excluding the incidents at Brussels Airport. A new Magritte special livery, the launch of a new route to Toronto, and now a shiny red aircraft called ‘Trident’ to celebrate the Belgian

That’s One Red Devil By Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines has had a pretty eventful few weeks excluding the incidents at Brussels Airport. A new Magritte special livery, the launch of a new route to Toronto, and now a shiny red aircraft called ‘Trident’ to celebrate the Belgian