Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27147 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2089 times:
LH aircraft are named for cities and towns in Germany. I believe the only exception is the following A340-300 which is named "Gander Halifax" to commemorate the many flights diverted there on September 11, 2001.
LX aircraft were recently named for Swiss mountains or the highest point in each of the 26 Swiss cantons (states/provinces), but they are now renaming them for Swiss cities and towns, which was also Swissair's practice if I recall correctly. The ex-AC A340-300 recently delivered to LX made a special stop in BSL where there was a ceremony to unveil it's new name "Basel". They also had a similar ceremony in GVA a couple of months ago when they renamed one of their A330-200s "Geneve".
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 14012 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4): LH aircraft are named for cities and towns in Germany. I believe the only exception is the following A340-300 which is named "Gander Halifax" to commemorate the many flights diverted there on September 11, 2001.
LCAG also named their aircraft once, although that happened only with the 747s. The 747s used to have names such as "Shanghai", "Africa" or "New York". I presume they named them after places where LCAG flies.
Vhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1538 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1916 times:
Qantas now names aircraft after Australian cities and towns. however their 737-400 fleet kept their bird species names from TAA/Australian Airlines they also used to have 737-300's with motivational names ie. Intrepid, Daring, Gallant etc.
Virgin Blue has creative names similar to Jetblue ie. Smoochy Maroochy, Virginia Blue, Darwin Diva, Victoria Vixen etc.
"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"