Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8306 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
It is part of the deal of belonging to Star Alliance, the airline must have a certain percentage of their fleet painted in the Star logojet colours. So yes they do belong to the airline with the name on the side.
ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1927 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1842 times:
AC also has quite a few. IMO they are quite nice. They also used to have a livery that had all of the SA members painted on them. However i am assuming because the large number of member airlines now they changed it. QK also have some.
Lovinitflyboy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 116 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1761 times:
Quoting Andz (Reply 1): It is part of the deal of belonging to Star Alliance, the airline must have a certain percentage of their fleet painted in the Star logojet colours
it's a min of 2% of the airline fleet that has to be painted in star livery, there are a few different star livery's out there but the large star alliance writing, star on the tail and small airline name on the forward fuselage is the current one. SQ apparently refused to put the star on the tail and has logo jets with the large star alliance writing and regular tail, i think thats the only exception to the current livery, but you can still see the older style livery's around the place including the "washing line".
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5265 posts, RR: 36 Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1385 times:
Quoting Anirudhvs (Thread starter): could someone tell me what are these aircrafts ..do they belong to the airline whose name is written in small? If so, then why do they have star alliance written on them?
As mentioned before, one of the requirements to be a Star Alliance Member Airline is that you have to paint 3% of your fleet in the Star Alliance livery. Those planes do belong to the company operated by (of to the owner where they leased the plane from).
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Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 22241 posts, RR: 51 Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1366 times:
There has actually been talk of yet another Star design with carrier having the option to display their own individually on the tails, however all standard fuselages. If adopted, the promotional change its also likely a much larger percentage of fleets would be painted in the new design as the group wants to "flood" airports with Star planes.
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