Airways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12 Posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6291 times:
I have just checked the Austrian Airlines homepage and I noticed that they have changed their identity today. The most significant changes are:
- The "Airlines" was dropped. It's just "Austrian" now.
- They are introducing a new logo
- Blue bellies for their aircraft, even the NG ones, as it looks
- Tyrolean will be called "Austrian Arrows" (operated by Tyrolean)
Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2250 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6214 times:
Does not really look like a spectacular improvement, but what I find interesting is the complete integration (so it seems) even brand-wise of the Lauda planes. Does that mean that the NG 777s will be painted in that Austrian scheme as well?
Also, to what extent does this indicate a complete integration of the NG operations from a fleet policy point of view as well? I mean, it does not make sense having two sub-scale fleets of Airbus and Boeings with OS and NG in parallel, does it?
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6184 times:
Hmmm, not sure if I like that blue belly, who came up with that colour???
And Austrian Arrows sounds pretty much like Red Arrows...does that mean that from now on they'll fly to their destinations with all their fleet in formation
As for the logo: Why not a red crane...? *runningforcover*
Airways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5794 times:
I just got some more news. They're all from the Austrian press, I don't know whether these news haev been confirmed by AUA. Their press office didn't even release a press release until now...
1. A first Bombardier Q400 is already painted with the new colours since today. Watch out!
2. Next plane will be a A330 in November. Don't they feel the need to paint all those white Tyrolean planes now?
3. They will also change the service concept on short flights by 27. October. Tickets will be cheaper, but no more service for Economy passengers. They will charge for food. Furthermore, the business class product will be upgraded. Doesn't that sound familiar?
4. According to AUA, the new corporate image is costing about 1.5 Million Euro, plus 800'000 Euro to paint the planes till 2005. I have the impression that these numbers are pretty low...
PUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5592 times:
Michael, i wish i could but i am not @ VIE today. Furthermore it is said that the first one will come to INN todaz and to VIE tomorrow. Other sources say that the first two will be delivered to VIE on Sunday. we will see who gets them first. I bet on one of the VAP-Group members (except me) or on one of the INN guys
Peter - VAP-Group
Rickster From Austria, joined Dec 2000, 653 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5453 times:
the 1 min video at the 5 pm news on austrian tv wasn´t that bad, the a-332 animation looks good in the new colors, i am not sure if i like the "very green" seats in eco with this yellow headrest covers....
something i really didn´t get yet, "logo" "name" and "angel" from lauda air shall be kept but what about the rest, will the planes get the "Austrian" paint scheme hybrid with the Lauda letters on or do they keep the complete Lauda brand and paint scheme?
Spotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5396 times:
Guys, I'm just coming back from my home airport , INN.
Shot about 20 pictures of the first Dash8Q-400 in Austrian Errow...err... Arrows livery
I guess it will not be an error, because the livery looks awesome in real life and I think it was a very good decision to call it "Arrows" - because just renaming Tyrolean to " Austrian Express or Austrian Regional" would have been boring.
As I said - the aircraft looks awesome in real life.
I've already contacted magazines like Aero and Airliner World, so watch out for the bird