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Airlines Logo's In Asia  
User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9856 posts, RR: 14
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 9951 times:

Hi,

I was discussing airline logos with a friend. I noticed that most Asian airlines use birds on their aircraft's tails, but my friend said Malaysian Airlines' logo is a fish. So my question is if anyone can tell me more about airline logos in Asia or give me a link which explains airline logos around the world.

Regards A388

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User currently offlineAll4BWI From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 9877 times:

I don't know if this particular case applies, but as you may know, many airlines create special subsidiaries so that they can fly to mainland China, as well as Taiwan. This way, the Chinese government won't get ticked off. British Airways Asia is an example, it has the Chinese charcters on the aircraft, as well as text in English. I'm unaware of anything like this for Malaysian, but maybe it falls under the same category. I'm sure someone on A.net knows this particular situation better than I do.


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User currently offline744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 9869 times:

Malaysia Airlines logo is a flying KITE.

SQ Golden Dove

CX Flying Bird

LH Flying Crane

UL (Srilankan Airlines) Peacock

GA (Garuda): Eagle??

GF: Eagle

KU: Blue Bird?

Air China

Air Mauritius

Khalifa Airlines

Turkish






User currently offlineGaruda From Indonesia, joined Nov 2000, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 9819 times:

744:
Correct, MH's logo is a Kelantan Kite which resembles a bird.

As for GA. the logo is a Garuda, a mythical bird from Indonesia.

I believe CX logo (called Brushwing) is an interpretation of a wing from a stroke of a brush (correct me if I'm wrong though...)

JA


User currently offlineSIMPLICITY From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 9802 times:

Garuda
You're right, the logo of CX is a stroke of a brush, but it demostrates the motion of a flying bird...

Apparently, the airlines' logo around asia are all about birds and flowers... Smile


User currently offlineSq_pilot From Singapore, joined May 2000, 80 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9738 times:

Correct, MH's logo is a Kelantan Kite which resembles a bird.
WRONG! NO! NAY! NOPE!

Malaysia Airlines’ logo is a “Wau Bulan”. Loosely translates in English, it means Moon Kite, which is very popular in the state of Kelantan and Terengganu, and it does not resemble any bird.


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User currently offlineElephantboy From Thailand, joined Sep 2003, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9609 times:

TG's logo was derived from the local named "Rak" which also means "Love" in Thai. Many people think that it was a purple orchid as used in the "Royal Orchid Service".

User currently offlineJoule From Malaysia, joined Dec 2003, 159 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9544 times:

Malaysia Airlines logo is indeed the 'wau bulan'. The current logo, introduced in 1987, is a stylised version of the original (which looks more like a kite compared to the current one). The current one does look like a fish if you don't know the kite origins.


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Also, the following link is one of many sites one can find on Malaysian kites.

http://www.abcmalaysia.com/tour_malaysia/wau.htm

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User currently offlineGalvanAir777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9523 times:

Correct, MH's logo is a Kelantan Kite which resembles a bird.
WRONG! NO! NAY! NOPE!

Geez, calm down it was a mistake.



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User currently offlinePouyazad From Iran, joined Sep 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 9474 times:

Hi,
If you look at Iran Air's logo, you see it is an eagle with ears of lion. Actually this Persian legendary bird's name is HOMA. According to the Persian legends Homa is the bird of fortune. It brings money, health, respect and all of good things. In the picture you see Iran Air logo on the first plane. I hope this information helps you.


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9408 times:

I think we forgot:
- JL Japan Airlines
- JS Air Koryo / Chosonminhang

Pouyazad
Isn't the HOMA a flying horse?



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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9369 times:

Yay! My first post!

Well, anyway...

Garuda Indonesia is actually... A Garuda! It's a mythical being, not from Indonesia but from Hindu mythology. Garuda was a being who carried Vishnu on his back. Indonesia used to be a Hindu state back then so you can actually say it came from India.

Japan Airlines uses the "Tsuru" or the crane.

Some others, PAL uses a stylized flag.

Air Philippines...? The maya bird?

Cebu Pacific, I'm assuming from the looks of it, the endangered Philippine Eagle.



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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9334 times:

Just to add from what Elephantboy said,

The THAI Look
THAI's distinctive livery incorporates the colours associated with Thailand: the shining gold found in its temples, the magenta of its shimmering silks and the rich purples of its orchids. Our logo has been likened to an orchid but is simply a symbol meant to convey the essence of Thailand; its soft, curving lines combined with a speed line suggest effortless flight.

http://www.thaiair.com/more/what.htm



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User currently offlinePouyazad From Iran, joined Sep 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 9229 times:

swissgabe,

No! Homa is not a flying horse at all. It is a bird. I know it because I am Iranian.


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 9196 times:

Don't forget Air China. . .don't know the bird though.


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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9179 times:

Air Lanka and Sri Lankan Airlines too.


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User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1866 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9149 times:


The THAI Look
THAI's distinctive livery incorporates the colours associated with Thailand: the shining gold found in its temples, the magenta of its shimmering silks and the rich purples of its orchids. Our logo has been likened to an orchid but is simply a symbol meant to convey the essence of Thailand; its soft, curving lines combined with a speed line suggest effortless flight.


The original Thai logo was a traditional Thai dancer. I always thought the current logo is the dancer's headgear turned 90 degrees.


User currently offlineAhsanf28 From Bangladesh, joined Mar 2002, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9034 times:

The bird in Biman logo is a white crane flying against the background of a bright red sun symbolizing the free spirit of an independent nation.


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User currently offlineSingaporeFA From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 8972 times:

SQ Golden Dove??Since when??Its just a stylised bird...which SQ has named Silver Kris.But in actual fact Silver Kris doesnt mean bird.Its an ancient malaysian ceremonial dagger.SQ just names it that like it names its magazine Silver Kris magazine...and Silver Kris Lounge.

User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8847 times:

The weirdest logo I reckon has to go to AirAsia - what the hell is that?

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8832 times:

"The weirdest logo I reckon has to go to AirAsia - what the hell is that?"

It is a Thai character (language reference).



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User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8745 times:

I don't think so - since AirAsia has been flying for some time before its recent launch into Thailand in December 2003. Being a Malaysian carrier - I would also doubt they would use a Thai logo.


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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8671 times:

It's a character, so let's just leave it at that. It represents something, so I wouldn't dare call it weird.


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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 8613 times:

Err.... I think it represents someone pouring milk? And at the bottom of the fuselage depicts the splashes when the white liquid hits the ground?


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User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8548 times:

Air Niugini's is a Bird of Paradise


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Royal Tongan Airlines' is a Sea Eagle called a Lulu Tai


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25 Mas777 : "...It's a character, so let's just leave it at that. It represents something, so I wouldn't dare call it weird..." Well its not a terrible good one a
26 Swissgabe : Pouyazad Thanks a lot for your reply. For me it was looking like a horse and I might have also mixed it up with the flying horse from the earlier stor
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