SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4028 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
Quoting BA84 (Thread starter): Which of the world's legacy carriers has kept their original livery to this day?
If none, which airline has retained their livery without changes for the longest time? Lufthansa, Air France, American?
AA has had the same since 1968.
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Broocy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
AA has remained unchanged since 1968, as already pointed out. (Good on them too, I think it looks timeless and distinctive!)
I think that except for Air France, as mentioned above, the designs of airlines like WN, AC and SR have changed, especially on the fuselage. For instance, AC has changed from an encircled, angular Maple leaf on a red tail with silver, red and white fuselage to a organic looking one on green dots.
Iberia's has been around unchanged since the 1970's, as has Alitalia's. Singapore Airlines has had a minor make-over of it's original 1970's livery, but the basic design is virtually identical to the design that took flight in 1972. While it is not unchanged, I think the variations are minor in comparison to other airline livery changes.
Other designs still around that are more than 20 years old are Qantas, Royal Jordanian, ANA and Malaysian.
Smokescreen From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1669 times:
Air India's earliest jetliner photo on the db is a 707 from 1960 and the livery looks pretty much identical to todays 777's. They experimented with a different scheme in the late '80's or early '90's, but it was abandoned in the face of popular opposition.
As with the other "oldies but goodies" mentioned above, I hope these classy colours fly for many more years!