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Oman Air New Colours  
User currently offlineSeansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 856 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 14596 times:

According to Flight Global Oman Air will be introducing a new livery to coincide with its long haul expansion.

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...man-airs-incensedand-the-kniv.html

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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 14593 times:

Ooh that looks nice...!

User currently offlineHUYfan From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1406 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14513 times:

They could have gone for a nicer, more modern type face for the 'OMAN AIR' titles.

Regards

Mike


User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10679 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14469 times:

Imho it looks quite nice although they should have kept red as the main colour. Only thing I don´t like at first glance is the strange tail decoration.

User currently offlineBoch From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14459 times:

That looks terribly generic.

Is anyone going to recognize the "gold-and-silver swirl representing the smoke of burning frankincense" and associate that with Oman?

Why are they dropping the khanjar?



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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 14459 times:



Quoting NA (Reply 3):
Imho it looks quite nice although they should have kept red as the main colour.

Agreed. Other than that it looks ok, but just like all the other middle eastern liveries.


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12468 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 14172 times:
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Personally, I think their current colours really represent the country very well. Slightly "old fashioned" (although I believe the popular term these days is "retro") and friendly, very much like the country and its people.

While I certainly don't dislike the new colours, it's a shame we won't see their A330s wearing these colours:

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Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 5):
Other than that it looks ok, but just like all the other middle eastern liveries.

Which other ME livery does it resemble?



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User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 14000 times:



Oman Air's incensed...and the knives are out

Traditional khanjar curved daggers are a frequent sight in Oman where they are carried in public as part of the national dress. But while the khanjar has featured on Oman Air's livery since the airline started operations, it's shortly to disappear in favour of a gold-and-silver swirl representing the smoke of burning Omani frankincense.

It's all part of a change of image newly unveiled in Muscat, timed to coincide with Oman Air's expansion into long-haul operations and the introduction of a fleet which will include Airbus A330s and, eventually, Boeing 787s.

Source: Flight Global, Posted by David Kaminski-Morrow

Although not very fond of the title positions but that's what I call a re-styling. Very nice Oman Air!!


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 15 hours ago) and read 13772 times:

Looks over worked with cheap logo to match.



User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10679 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 13680 times:

Seeing the real thing I don´t think its an improvement. Why the hell did they change the colours? It makes the aircraft look more dull. The same design would look better in red.

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 13620 times:

FYI Oman Air management are on the record as saying the dagger was not viewed as a friendly image to westerners.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 13587 times:



Quoting ETA Unknown (Reply 10):
FYI Oman Air management are on the record as saying the dagger was not viewed as a friendly image to westerners.

Makes sense I guess


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12468 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 13553 times:
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Quoting ETA Unknown (Reply 10):
FYI Oman Air management are on the record as saying the dagger was not viewed as a friendly image to westerners.

Which says more about Westerners than Omanis.  Sad

Quoting Vasu (Reply 11):
Makes sense I guess

Only if you don't know anything about Omani customs and culture. It's no different to a Scotsman sticking his dirk in his sock.  Wow!



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User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 13494 times:



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 12):
Which says more about Westerners than Omanis



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 12):
Only if you don't know anything about Omani customs and culture

So, I guess Aeroflot may adopt the AK-47.  Big grin  duck 


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12468 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 13415 times:
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Quoting USADreamliner (Reply 13):
So, I guess Aeroflot may adopt the AK-47.

Maybe, they never had a problem with the hammer and sickle.



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3874 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 10 hours ago) and read 13358 times:



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 12):
Only if you don't know anything about Omani customs and culture.

I don't... lol


User currently offlineVincewy From Taiwan, joined Oct 2005, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 13345 times:

Why didn't they keep both red AND green? Well, it can be a lot worse, like all white fuselage with dark blue tail just like many carriers did. It seems as if many airlines are dropping yellow, orange and red colors.

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4870 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 13312 times:

Cultural sensitivities and all that put aside, this livery is ugly. Odd color palette, indistinguishable log and bland type face for the titles. I say they make the already painted aircraft a "special" livery and revert to the old scheme.

YOWza



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User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13141 times:

I don't like it.... I think the old livery was much better.....

Even if they wanted to remove the Khanjar, the old colors were better

The new colors are terrible!!!! What were they thinking????


User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2085 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13053 times:

Reminds me on the typical kind of concepts from Lila Design. Does this is from them?

Axel



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User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12901 times:



Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 19):
Reminds me on the typical kind of concepts from Lila Design. Does this is from them?

Oldeuropean,

No, this new Oman Air design is not of the hand of Lila Design. Though congratulations to the design company who did the Oman Air re-branding. Very good job!

Regards,
OwlEye, Lila Design


User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12824 times:

I'm wondering if the tail wings are too painted in the new green...

User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3365 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12806 times:

hmmm, the logo (or whatever) on the tail looks a little like dog sh*t

User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12787 times:

Found an impression (not designed by Lila Design):

http://www.liladesign.com/weblogimages/Oman-Air-B738.jpg


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 12634 times:

The impression is designed by Lila it says so in the right hand corner and looks much better than the real thing.

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