With Qantas Bringing Back Aboriginal Art, We Take A Look At Unique Liveries

Our friends Australian Business Traveller announced on their site today that Qantas is bringing another of it’s iconic Aboriginal ‘DreamTime’ Jets online. The airline says its new Boeing 737-800 will feature the work of a well-known (but as yet un-named) West Australian indigenous artist, and will be painted in its Dreamtime colours at Boeing’s factory in Seattle…

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Fiji Airways Dazzle With New Uniforms

Our friends, Fiji Airways, have announced the latest stage of their rebranding excercise, bringing back the original glamour and authentic of their previous incarnation of the airline. The carrier on Thursday 27th June, relaunched itself worldwide as Fiji Airways, retiring its ‘Air Pacific’ brand. The defining moment, was the reveal of the new uniforms, created by…

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Alaska’s Spirit Of The Islands

Alaska Airlines this week revealed it’s latest unique livery for it’s fleet, designed by 17 year old Aaron Nee. The design was part of a competition run by the airline to create a livery that ‘honored the culture of the Aloha State’. Nee’s design was selected from among more than 2,700 submissions by students across the…

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Avianca Launches New Brand

Avianca, one of South America’s largest airlines with roughly 70 aircraft and over 90 on order have finally announced their new brand, encompassing both TACA and Avianca’s two separate brands into one unified airline. Gone is the iconic red-topped aircraft of old, and instead a modern new minimalist approach has been taken to the livery.…

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Air Canada Rouge Sneak Peek

A few months ago, we posted the artists impression for Air Canada’s new diffusion brand ‘rouge’ set for their leisure routes. The first plane has been painted and has just shown itself to the world in these glossy press pics. Whilst a shiny plane always looks great, we still can’t help but feel this brand…

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Avianca’s New Livery

Recently snapped by Clement Alloing is the start of the new livery for Avianca, who recently partnered up with TACA. Avianca’s new livery looks a little flat, and whilst not complete (there will be the logotype on the side of the fuselage) the magic of one of the best liveries out there seems to have…

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BA Roll Out A380 In Full Colours

British Airways have now got their first painted Airbus A380. This does herald the start of a new era for BA and sits with it’s previous few years of updating its fleet. Whilst eyes are keenly fixed on what the experience will be aboard the legacy carrier’s latest new toy, we are keenly looking at…

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IslandAir Gets A New Pair Of Wings

Now last year, when IslandAir, One of Hawaii’s internal island airlines launched their new livery, we got excited as this seemed like a new chapter for the long lasting competitor to Hawaiian Airlines. A brand new livery and new website showed off a fresh, contemporary airline, and we were looking forward to seeing it person.…

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‘Ohana By Hawaiian, Oh My!

Hawaiian Airlines seems to be on a mission to be one of the coolest and biggest carriers in the pacific. Hawaiian’s latest endevour, designed to take on the new Island Air means business. Connecting the smaller islands of Molokai and Lanai to the other islands, a new fleet of turboprops will join the Hawaiian family, except…

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Air Tahiti Nui Revitalise Inflight Product

Short on the heels of other Pacific long haul rival Fiji Airways, a designair favourite, Air Tahiti Nui has revealed that it is refitting it’s A340 long haul fleet starting in April this year with a brand new economy and Poerava business class product. Here at thedesignair, we are super excited, as the long trip from…

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Thedesignair In Print This Month

So Thedesignair has been a little quiet recently, apologies, but safe to say we are back up and running at full steam as before. Here’s a small recap over what’s happened in the last 7 days away from the blog. From reporting on EX-YU Aviation news regarding some Ex-Yugoslavian airline brands, through to writing for UK’s…

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Hip Hop!

Air France Group this week announced the new brand for their regional operations, currently being operated by Brit Air, Regional and Airlinair. Hop! A young, vibrant looking brand will act as one of Air France’s new 3 airline concept, also featuring Air France and Transavia. Hop! is forming the regional part of the network, focussing heavily on…

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Attack Of The Clones. Spanish Style.

When I first saw the post from Skyliners that there was a reveal of the new Iberia livery, I was hoping that it was just a mis-identified livery from some budding flight sim enthusiast. However, on notice that there was a physical photograph of the livery in work, my heart sank. Iberia in my opinion had one…

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American Fad

So, finally the wait is over, and I have to admit, I’m not really surprised, many guessed a very similar treatment to the all new American Airlines livery, and many got it quite close. Now whilst the logo had been received to much fanfare, and much hype. I can’t help but feel utterly disappointed with…

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Finnair Partners With Iconic Finnish Designers Marimekko

Finnair‘s inflight product has always been efficient, clean and simple, perhaps seen by most as more ‘bland’ than ‘brand’. However, they have recently launched a brand new partnership with Finnish designer Marimekko to provide them with new table-wear and fabrics for their airline. Marimekko’s simple and elegant retro prints are all about great splashes of colour and…

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