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Who's Kept The Same Livery Longest!  
User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4555 times:

Hi!

Just thought I'd ask which airline has kept the same livery for the longest time. My guess would have to be American Airlines has the record for the longest. Is this right?

Also have you noticed any airlines which haven't changed their liverys in a long time. Ryanair in Europe comes to mind first to me. They've had pretty much the same thing for 15-20 years maybe I'm guessing.

Any thoughts welcome.

Many thanks.

Pierre

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User currently offlinepoLOT From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2364 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4498 times:

Quoting Ps76 (Thread starter):
Ryanair in Europe comes to mind first to me. They've had pretty much the same thing for 15-20 years maybe I'm guessing.

They changed their livery in 2003, although it wasn't a major rework.


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26147 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4459 times:

Outside small title changes, Air France has had its Euro-white livery since 1976.


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User currently offlineInitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1066 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4454 times:


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SQ has pretty much kept the same livery over the years except for some minor changes here and there like the titles becoming bigger and a slight change of the colour of the bird from yellow to golden. Can never get tired of it!



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

American is definitely one of the longest running liveries, as it first appeared in the late 1960s:


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CO had a fairly long running livery prior to the merger with UA and the merged airlines adopting the CO livery (with the United name replacing the Continental name), as they first introduced the livery in 1991.


User currently offlinePacNWJet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4423 times:

This question has been asked several times before and the answer is that, with just a few minor modifications, the longest-running livery belongs to Royal Air Maroc:

1962:


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Fifty years later in 2012:


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User currently offlineBlueLine From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4415 times:

American Airlines has to be the longest running without any sort of changes.

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4374 times:

KLM is pretty consistent with their livery. Always blue


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User currently offlineDevilfish From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4349 times:

Except for their very early years, PR's livery has remained basically the same over the decades.....save for changes like the removal of the cheat lines, addition of the sunburst on the tail, and variations on the titles --- to keep up with the times.....

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I think the DC-8 was wet-leased from KLM, hence the marking. Got to love the trailer shuttle, the VW Kombi, and the gas tanker!   

There's even a KLM DC-8 with PAL stickers, but the photo is not very clear.....

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User currently offlinemhkansan From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

Here's another vote for AA with the longest lived, least changed, and most timeless livery of our time.

User currently offlinemal787 From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4047 times:

I thought Alitalia would be up there too,

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User currently onlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1213 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4024 times:
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Air India has used their "Palace in the sky" decoration around the cabin windows since 1971.

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