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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Posted (8 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 5436 times:

Armavia has just added an A319 to their fleet and look what have they done with their great livery.

http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=92712

Ugly titles!

It was great and stylish the way it was:


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Hopefully they will realize it and redo the titles on the A319. It should be easy.

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User currently offline757MDE From Colombia, joined Sep 2004, 1753 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 5368 times:

I agree


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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 5366 times:

I agree, it's pretty ugly.

The titles on their A320s are much better.

Any ideas where the A319 came from?

Good to see Armavia growing...



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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 5338 times:

Quoting BA (Reply 2):
Any ideas where the A319 came from?

It says cn 2277 which means ex-Independence Air.

They say they will be adding frequencies for the summer season including BEY.


User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 5175 times:

The first A319 ferried through OSL Wednesday. The aircraft has registration EK-32011 - ex N803BR.
ACARS caught it as DH3201 .....



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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4455 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 5154 times:

319 font seems a bit out of scale, but very similar. I like them both. Those ex-Independence birds are selling like hot cakes.

User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5024 times:

Quoting OD720 (Thread starter):
Armavia has just added an A319 to their fleet and look what have they done with their great livery.

http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=92712

Ugly titles!

It was great and stylish the way it was:

It still nice ...I think you are exaggerating a little bit
Alex!!!



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User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4922 times:

You really scared me at first!
C'mon, is not that bad.They kept the best part of the livery (in my opinion), the Orange color.
I don't think is a bad change.


USADreamliner Big grin


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4818 times:

Quoting OD720 (Reply 3):
They say they will be adding frequencies for the summer season including BEY.

Good to hear! Hopefully during the daytime so you can photograph it.  Smile



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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4585 times:

Quoting BA (Reply 2):
Good to see Armavia growing...

They have a very agressive pricing policy and tend to kill competition by offering cheaper tickets. Are they really allowed to do that?

They say they'll be adding another A319 and possibly a single A330 to replace the IL86 they have. But I don't know if there are any available A330s on the market.

Quoting BA (Reply 8):
Good to hear! Hopefully during the daytime so you can photograph it.

So many airlines fly here at night. I can only hope for long delays so that I can capture a few new ones, like the Turkish and LH planes I once did a few months ago. Wishful thinking  Smile

Best regards.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4582 times:

The 319 titles looks way to bland. As if they were dreamt up in MS Paint.

YOWza



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4544 times:

Look closely... have they also abandoned the "shiny-effect" orange paint for the A319? It looks like plain in comparison to the A320 colours...

User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

Quoting OD720 (Thread starter):
Ugly titles!

possibly not exactly "stylish" but not ugly either. Just large enough for short-sighted people to read, and also good when being somewhere in the approach !


User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4460 times:

It's not ugly but it have to be fine tuned though.

User currently offlineHS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4421 times:

Looks fine to me. Beauty, you know, is in the eye of the beholder!

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4289 times:

I agree. The titles were stylish and modern on the 320, but look like a cheap charter carrier on the 319, and the flags are a little tasteless. Did they maintain DH's old seats in Coach?


What now?
User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 961 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

Did Armavia leave the expensive mica paint (in their previous livery) for cheaper plain paint? I like the orange in combination with blue and white. What I do not understand is that they have used red instead of orange for the Russian "Armavia" subtitles (well I understand it because this colour is also in their national flag) but it makes it all too busy... The proportion of the fuselage titles is not in relation anymore to the rear design, pitty.

The latest design of Armavia:
http://www1.airpics.com/avimg/big/92712.jpg

I can understand the flag on the engine cowlings: it's a matter of pride. But the flag is depicted too huge, it's not sophisticated enough.

Regards,

OwlEye
http://www.liladesign.com

[Edited 2006-04-01 18:26:32]

[Edited 2006-04-01 18:30:25]

User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4171 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 5):
Those ex-Independence birds are selling like hot cakes.

TK787, First one that I know of from the IDE batch that went to MEX instead of CWF (different leasing company)...All 8 of the CWF ones are accounted for (3 Air Berlin, 3 Izmir, 2 Air Madrid).

Jeffrey



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User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4167 times:

Looks better on the old, definitely. We'll never know why some fools with no taste insist in changing the perfectly good liveries.

User currently offlineMah584jr From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4081 times:

Just a modest change in liveries. I agree that the 320 looks better, but the 319 is in no way ugly either.

User currently offlineHalophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4026 times:

Quoting OwlEye (Reply 16):
Russian "Armavia" subtitles

I believe this is armenian, not cyrillic. I would like to see the armenian titles as the big ones, with smaller english ones!



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User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Quoting Halophila (Reply 20):
I believe this is armenian, not cyrillic. I would like to see the armenian titles as the big ones, with smaller english ones!

Yes it is Armenian and the proportion of both the English and Armenian was better as well.


User currently offlineMajorNelson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3791 times:


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This is the ugliest title-ing on an Airbus. -To me- this is an ungainly and stubby looking plane to begin with - but to have such enormous titles makes it look even more so. The livery overall is pretty nice, but those titles should be WAY smaller.


User currently offlineNZFan From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 75 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

That font looks as though they have stretched sideways to make it fit (rather than making it proportional) and from a graphic designer's point of view that is a BIG no-no.

And that picture looks as tough it is coming from a flight simulator program.


User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

Here's some new info. I just read a long interview with Armavia's owner, Mikhael Bagdassarov.

The 2nd A319 will be delivered in May.
So the Armavia fleet will have:

3 A320s
2 A319s
2 Yak-42s
1 IL86
1 Yak-40

The Yak-42s are not being replaced and the A319s are just a fleet expansion.

They have also just ordered an A320 direct from Airbus. No delivery date is mentioned.

Also, no word of any A330 plans which is logical.


25 MIAMIx707 : The flag is fine, and looks great in that size. It sets it apart from all the others who also have the same old boring blue engines, most with nothin
26 Post contains links BA : I think A330s would look wonderful Armavia's livery. Here is some Armavia news, they are starting Anapa, Russia and Donetsk, Ukraine. http://www.arka
27 OD720 : Just keep the old tiltes and it will look great!
28 Eirjet : HS748, you've hit the nail on the head.
29 Post contains images JoeCattoli : I like better the new livery although the old orange was more appealing... I still hope it's just the light condition... I think it's pretty normal th
30 MIAMIx707 : ..now where are the pictures of the IL-86 in Armavia livery? In new colors that should look stunning! A330? blahhh
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