JEKY From Italy, joined Mar 2005, 33 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2451 times:
...watching all this companies changing their old and well-known colours,
I am asking myself if Alitalia should follow the examples from United and KLM (just to mention 2 of the airlines which accepted the challenge of re-newing the image that made them famous all over the world during the years)...
I Have not an answer yet,because if on a hande I think AZ livery looks quite old to me, on the other I continue loving this old fashinating colur-scheme,specially on their 772 and M11...
what do you think?...and which are other airlines which should change their colours?...
RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4187 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2441 times:
Another should XXairline change their livery thread !!
Nevertheless I do like them!
Reasons they should change :
1) Its getting old, but as we saw with the Air India livery thread many people think its good for at least one airline to keep itself reto
2) To renew their image after their big dfficulties
Reasons why they should NOT change :
1) The great probability it will be a big time Eurowhite sheme like TAP just did . They should modify the green stripe but not take it away.. however since ailrlines like having a very white image I'm scared Alitalia will do the same
A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
KLMflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2372 times:
It should be the right time for AZ to change the livery.
The Italian flag colours - red, white, green - should be kept in a new design or pattern, with a new more stylish logo which should also be more appropriate for a country where fashion and style are internationally perceived as the image of the made in Italy.
Although I believe that AZ has other issues to solve - strategy, finance, network, fleet, staff, trade unions - before thinking to invest in a new corporate image.
In any case a new livery should be perfect for introducing a new industrial plan (hopefully successful, although ... ) and a new Alitalia.
Like in the case of Eurofly, the former Alitalia charter arm, which introduced a new nice and attractive livery.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2360 times:
I can't remember where I saw it at, but I remember seeing an Alitalia livery idea that was dirived from the old DL livery from the Ron Allen era (Green instead of blue on the tail, cheatline and nacelles). It looked very sharp indeed.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2292 times:
Quoting JEKY (reply 0): I continue loving this old fashinating colur-scheme
It's not old-fashioned in the least. It's classic, pleasing, vibrant without being gaudy, and instantly recognizable. That you continue to love it is testimony to its continued effectiveness and the timelessness of the design.
Quoting RootsAir (reply 1): Another should XXairline change their livery thread !!
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7525 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2188 times:
keep it as it is. It is a beautiful livery to spot, and even if it would look better to not have the black nose it would lose a bit of that individual Alitalia charm. At least it isn't lost in a sea of white fuselages and low cost carrier billboard liveries.
To me it is distinctively Italian. It's the Maserati of the Airline liveries. Smooth and sophisticated, but old fashioned style at it's best.
It makes it into my top 5 liveries of all time.
IDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2182 times:
Quoting Aerorobnz (Reply 8): To me it is distinctively Italian. It's the Maserati of the Airline liveries. Smooth and sophisticated, but old fashioned style at it's best.
It makes it into my top 5 liveries of all time.
I agree 100%!! Let me add that AZ bright colours are immediately visible amongst all the other all-white liveries, as can be seen in many photos on a.net.
Quoting KLMflyer (Reply 2): Like in the case of Eurofly, the former Alitalia charter arm, which introduced a new nice and attractive livery.
Don't agree. There's no paragon between the old stunning green-white-red livery and the new all-gray anonymous colors...
...but ok, it's only my opinion.
Lan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2158 times:
Although Alitalia's livery does not fit with the current "trend" I don't think it needs to be changed. Perhaps some slight changes like KLM did, but keeping the cheatline (perhaps soften it a little) as it differentiates it from the rest of the european airline sand also keeping the logo that is extremely effective (whenever I see it I think of Italy).
But well, if they change it, I'm sure italians can do some great work.