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Any New Special Liveries Forthcoming?  
User currently offlineAsh185 From New Zealand, joined Apr 2009, 114 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3640 times:

So we have seen that there fewer special liveries on airlines nowadays, could we expect the to return as fuel prices have fallen?

I would have thought a special livery would have been done on the A380 especially with big carriers like EK, QF, and SQ. They have been done on 744s by NZ, FJ, QF, SQ, CX, MS,TG to name a few.

SQ had a special livery on their 772s for their 50th anniversary, and 2 744s for introducing their new products but removed it after the crash in Taipei. Now their is nothing even on their new A330 and A380.
Why have they removed their 'mega top' 'jubilee' 'leadership' logos? Thy surely cannot increase fuel burn that much.

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User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3621 times:

I would love to see Nalanji dreaming on a QF 388!

User currently offlineAsh185 From New Zealand, joined Apr 2009, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3602 times:

Do QF still have the wunala dreaming on their 744? they were awesome!! same with MS and their hibiscus flower livery on their 744

User currently offlineTrent1000 From Japan, joined Jan 2007, 573 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3596 times:

QF DID redesign their livery for the introduction of the A380! You know, the infamous flying pterodactyl  Wink

I hope that NH comes up with something much different to their current livery when they introduce (as a launch carrier) the 787!


User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3579 times:



Quoting Ash185 (Reply 2):
Do QF still have the wunala dreaming on their 744? they were awesome!!

AFAIK, Wunala and Yananyi dreaming are still going strong.

Quoting Trent1000 (Reply 3):
QF DID redesign their livery for the introduction of the A380!

It's almost as obvious as the new KL livery!!


User currently offlineAtomsareenough From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 566 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3266 times:



Quoting Ash185 (Reply 2):
Do QF still have the wunala dreaming on their 744? they were awesome!!

They've been flying Wunala Dreaming to SFO almost weekly of late. Also the QF OneWorld logojet has been here pretty frequently as well.


User currently offlineJustlump From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3196 times:
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Quoting Trent1000 (Reply 3):
QF DID redesign their livery for the introduction of the A380! You know, the infamous flying pterodactyl

That is too funny! I thought I was the only one who thinks the new 'roo' looks rather morphed.

What about Thai's Royal Barge scheme? I think it was awesome.


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6371 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

Photos of the first A380s in passenger service were seen all around the world so most airlines probably wanted to make sure their standard liveries and brand were seen by as many people as possible. Airlines may have decided against special liveries on early A380s for this reason.

I'm sure we'll see a few special coming up in the next few years, Qantas being the most likely I think. Would love to see Wunala Dreaming on an A380.


User currently offlineTodaReisinger From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 2807 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

I feel that the introduction of such a special airplane as the A380 would have been a great occasion for an airline to change its livery. But the same happened when the 747 was introduced; many airlines had their first Jumbos just painted in their existing liveries, while some others introduced brand new color schemes (which was, inmy opinion, the right decision).


I bitterly miss the livery that should never have been changed (repetition...)
User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7737 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

British Airways is a Tier 1 Partner to the London 2012 Olympic Games. So surely we will get at least one BA Olympic Logo Jet.

User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1489 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2632 times:



Quoting TodaReisinger (Reply 8):

Airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Qantas have tweaked their liveries for the introduction of the A380 - mainly in enlarging their airline titles on the fuselage to give it a more appropriate scale.

Although many among us cringed at the thought of the bigger titles, I am sure many like me have actually grown to like the new bigger titles - even on the smaller B747s and twins like the A330s and B777s. Korean Air has also just enlarged the size of the KOREAN AIR titles on the fuselage - perhaps also to see if these look right on their current fleet before confirming it for their A380s in 2010.

For carriers which have strong branding, it is less likely that a new aircraft type brings about a new livery. Before the arrival of the B777s, Vietnam Airline's livery was classic but out-dated and even then, it took very long deliberations before accepting the stunning Boeing-designed livery currently seen on its fleet. It even painted a B767-300 as part of that deliberation process. Today, if Vietnam Airlines were to introduce a new and bigger aircraft type as its new flagship, I am sure it will retain its branding - at most making minor tweaks if necessary.

That said, it is always interesting to see airlines using the introduction of new aircraft types to also launch new liveries - MEA quickly comes to mind.

KC Sim


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