OwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 976 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2708 times:
Duesseldorf - During a big event Thursday evening 26 April, 2007 the new look of LTU is officially introduced. Air Berlin is the new owner of LTU with the posession of 100% LTU stocks (acquired for 140 million euros). Air Berlin's corporate branding and aircraft livery will be changed soon exactly like the new LTU-branding although the "Air Berlin"-brand and so the Air Berlin aircraft titles will remain.
Lindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3133 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2663 times:
I can't say that I'm impressed with the new LTU livery, it's much less distinctive than its predecessor and looks like an unfinished knock-off of Qantas. Even worse is the rumor that Air Berlin will change its livery to one that's "exactly like" it. I much prefer these two schemes, even if they could use a little updating.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4697 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2495 times:
Quoting OwlEye (Thread starter): Air Berlin's corporate branding and aircraft livery will be changed soon exactly like the new LTU-branding although the "Air Berlin"-brand and so the Air Berlin aircraft titles will remain.
LTU's homepage has received a new look in the meantime, with the LTU red changed into the AB red.
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Glareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1309 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2357 times:
Quoting Zeke (Reply 2): When airborne, the tails look very similar from a few miles.
I don't agree on that. The Qantas design is extending the wing on the fuselage. It is looking so well that even the ugly 737 is looking OK on the picture you've linked. No of the copies comes close to this. As for the new LTU / Air Berlin livery. For LTU it is a step back but for Air Berlin I suspect it is going to be an improvement. By the way, IMO all the German LLC's have liveries that look cheap.
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