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Should Alitalia Quit His Old Colour-scheme?  
User currently offlineJEKY From Italy, joined Mar 2005, 30 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2263 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?...


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2253 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



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User currently offlineKLMflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2184 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.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2172 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.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2104 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 !!


Pot, kettle, black?  Smile



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User currently offlineAriis From Poland, joined Sep 2004, 418 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

Hi there,

removing that big black dot from the nose would add much to their current livery, in my opinion.

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User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Quoting Ariis (Reply 5):
Hi there,

removing that big black dot from the nose would add much to their current livery, in my opinion.


I definitely agree. As the saying goes : "Elegance is in the details".


User currently offlineStall From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Quoting Ariis (Reply 5):
Hi there,

removing that big black dot from the nose would add much to their current livery, in my opinion.


Agreed.

AZ can offer a far better example of 'Italian style'.

They need to add some 'elegance, finesse, dynamism' in their corporate scheme .....after they changed management and employee's attitude of course  Smile

But that's only my humble opinion.



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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6912 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2000 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.


User currently offlineIDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1994 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.  Smile


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User currently onlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19110 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

I think AZ has far more important issues than its livery...


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User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1970 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.


User currently offlineAlekToronto From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Personally I love the AZ colourscheme (as much as I hate AZ service). Classy, distinct and reflective of the Italian flag.
NO MORE EUROWHITE PLEASE!!!!!!
Cheers
Alek


User currently offlineStall From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Why on earth should AZ go for an eurowhite scheme ???

I'm sure they can do something great with colors !!!



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

Alitalia are not in the best of health right now, and to suddenly spend on re-vamping their scheme would be financially stupid.

However, I do agree it is getting a little tired and when they start to pull out of the financial doldrums, it would be nice to see a change.

Theres my four-pence worth

Andy



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