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Airlines That Haven't Changed Their C/s In 25 Yrs  
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2239 posts, RR: 13
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4327 times:

Looking at the Air France livery, I just thought that this must be one of the "oldest" liveries around - I think it was introduced in 1974 or 1976 with the introduction of the Concorde. I believe that other than the addition of the Skyteam sticker, nothing has changed since then.

There certainly are a couple of other airlines that haven't changed since more than 25 years, here are the ones I suspect:

- Alitalia
- Iberia
- all the Chinese ones (I think those c/s existed already before the Wright Brothers took to the skies)
- American?
- Royal Air Maroc
- Air Malta
- Air India (I know there was an "intermediate" period of a Landor livery, but the current one is still the "old" one, right?)
- Thai
- Singapore only with very slight modifications
- Malaysian

I am not even sure about these ones - so my question is which ones don't belong on this list, which others are that old?

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User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4852 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

I would say :

1. KLM
2. Lufthansa
3. American Airlines
4. Thai
5. Singapore Airlines
6. Air China
7. Syrian Air
8. Iran Air
9. Iraqi Airways

LH & AA have had very minor changes like LHs lower belly of the aircraft not having the dark blue color where as the greyness of AAs paint has become a bit lighter but I wouldnt call any of them a major color scheme-livery change!!!

Emirates still has the same colors going since 1985...19 years!!!

Btw...Malaysian has changed its color scheme during the last 15 years  Big grin


User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 596 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4161 times:

KLM did slight changes not long ago.
LH changed its c/s a bit more than stated above. The nose is white (former black), the yellow circle on the tail is smaller, the white paint goes more to the bottom of the fuselage, the blue line has disappeared and the former alluminium styled parts of the fuselage are now grey. There might be other minor changes.

What about Air Maroc? To me this c/s looks pretty old fashoined, but I might be wrong.
Ariana?
Only some guesses...


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4852 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

What I meant is that the above mentioned airlines like AA-LH-KLM havent radically changed their color schemes like BA-CO-UAL-DL-AC-SAA-CX-JAL-RG etc have !!!

Oh btw...you can add Air France to that unchanged color scheme list above as well as Ethiopian.


User currently offlineSR 103 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1740 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3681 times:

Oh btw...you can add Air France to that unchanged color scheme list above as well as Ethiopian.


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User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

- all the Chinese ones (I think those c/s existed already before the Wright Brothers took to the skies)

None of their current airlines' c/s is more than 25 years. CAAC was only broken into CA, CZ MU etc like 16 years ago? They have not changed for sure but not for 25 years. Among them I think CZ's most inviting. MU's blue-red bird on tail is just butt ugly. CA, except for its tail, has not changed the dull double blue cheatlines in the past 50 years, which were copied from USSR's Aeroflot?


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4852 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

SR 103 - Anosh,

Plz refer to my earlier posts mentioned stating what exactly is a color scheme change for an airline.

Your pics of ET do prove that the airline has only "modified" their livery-color scheme but hasnt radically changed it like UAL-BA-CX-JAL-SAA-DL-CO-NWA-AC etc have done in the last decade.

Look at the ET pics...just that yellow line has been removed along the windows, Ethiopian is written bigger and the tail design is bit different but the colors are all the same (green-yellow-red) !!!


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4764 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

I think AA and AZ are the oldest, both originated from 1969.

-G



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

Behramjee,
If you want to split hairs go become a toupee maker. SR 103 pointed out something that he was correct about, no need to get anal.



"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

Change livery ? Why ? This one´s so old that it´s new again !!

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User currently offlineCodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

I think LOT's is still here for that long, or almost.

I do have ixed feelings about it though.



How much A is there is Airliners Net ? 0 or nothing ?
User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

- Delta Big grin


I will add some others to the list:

- QANTAS (only slight modifications)
- Iran Air
- ANA (maybe?)


User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3389 times:

Olympic perhaps?

And what about TAP


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