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Aeropostal Gets A New Livery! (Picture Included)  
User currently offlinerleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 499 posts, RR: 7
Posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6336 times:

The eldest airline in Venezuela is about to change its corporate image, and the first airplane in receive the new livery is an MD-82 (ex Alitalia I-DAVW)


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The new image will keep the eagle which has represented the airline during almost its existence. The change is basically the font a new combination of colors which springs into a new air, with big-sized and lighter-colored characters.


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It is expected that this MD-80 will enter into service in the next two weeks. Way to go Aeropostal!   

Saludos,

Roberto.


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User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6332 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6277 times:

I like it, it's a smart and simple livery which also happens to be an improvement on the last. It does remind me of the Spirit Airlines livery though.

User currently offlineAA757MIA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5836 times:

I thought they were long gone by now... Did the government buy it? Did they buy the MD or is it leased? What routes are they flying? How many DC-9s do they have left?  

User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1874 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5306 times:

I like the new livery of Aeropostal very much. It looks like the livery of Thai, but the "Venezolana Strips" are much better then the strips of Thai. The billbord titels looks great as well.

I can't wait untill the Embraer join the fleet... (does it take 20 years or more???)   

Here the fleet of Aeropostal (source: CH-Aviation)

Aeropostal - Alas de Venezuela
Hub: Caracas Simón Bolívar International | IATA: VH | ICAO: LAV | details
C/N MSN last update model registration remarks former airline former reg. delivered to
610 47535 DC-9-32 YV141T Continental Airlines YV-46C Swissair
820 47713 DC-9-51 YV135T Hawaiian Airlines YV-10C Hawaiian Airlines
830 47738 DC-9-51 YV136T Finnair YV-14C Finnair
783 47656 DC-9-51 YV138T Meridiana YV-42C Swissair
806 47695 DC-9-51 YV139T Finnair YV-43C Finnair
1713 49796 MD-82 YV444T Stored at Caracas (CCS) Safair N796AG ATI - Aero Trasporti Italiani


User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1137 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4964 times:

The livery is nothing to write home about...lacks originality! Why "steal" SPIRIT's look? Typical of 3rd World "ghost airlines"! I thought they had gone out of business...using ex-AZ MD80s??? I wonder how old are those? What about their interiors??? With that strategy; they will not succeed at least as a major player...pity!

User currently offlinesflaflight From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4739 times:

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 4):
The livery is nothing to write home about...lacks originality! Why "steal" SPIRIT's look? Typical of 3rd World "ghost airlines"! I thought they had gone out of business...using ex-AZ MD80s??? I wonder how old are those? What about their interiors??? !

Venezuela is lucky it has cheap fuel to burn on those baby's that the rest of the developed world is replacing as soon as possible.

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 4):
With that strategy; they will not succeed at least as a major player...pity!

Does anything that the current VE government do create a major player? I think not. What a pity for a country that 30 years ago was considered first world! Ah, Latin American politics once again rears its ugly head and destroys another great potential jewel!


User currently offlinerleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 499 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 4):
The livery is nothing to write home about...lacks originality!

I agree it resembles a bit to Spirit.


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Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 4):
Typical of 3rd World "ghost airlines"

The airline has just celebrated its 80th Anniversary. Possibly today it is one of the soundest airlines in Venezuela in terms of passenger loyalty, and financial strength. As a matter of fact it is the last Venezuelan Legacy Carrier around with a very interesting history and a highly motivated staff.

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 4):
I thought they had gone out of business...

They almost go out of business due to poor managerial decisions and certain legal issues which caused its intervention by the Venezuelan Government.

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 4):
Using ex-AZ MD80s? I wonder how old are those? What about their interiors?

Particularly this MD-80 was delivered in 1990 to ATI Air Transport International (ATI) and then joined Alitalia after its merge. The frame is 20 years old... American Airlines has MD-80's in service way older than this one:

For Example: N469AA, delivered in 1988:


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Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 4):
With that strategy; they will not succeed at least as a major player...pity!

Their momentum of being a major player in the Latin American Scenario is gone for good. However, I believe they are seeking its consolidation in the domestic market, which is way more competitive compared to the Venezuelan International Air Travel Market.

Saludos,

Roberto.



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User currently offlineAA757MIA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3551 times:

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 4):
The livery is nothing to write home about...lacks originality! Why "steal" SPIRIT's look? Typical of 3rd World "ghost airlines"! I thought they had gone out of business...using ex-AZ MD80s??? I wonder how old are those? What about their interiors??? With that strategy; they will not succeed at least as a major player...pity!

  

Quoting sflaflight (Reply 5):
Does anything that the current VE government do create a major player? I think not. What a pity for a country that 30 years ago was considered first world! Ah, Latin American politics once again rears its ugly head and destroys another great potential jewel!

  
Sad but true...

Quoting rleiro (Reply 6):
The airline has just celebrated its 80th Anniversary. Possibly today it is one of the soundest airlines in Venezuela in terms of passenger loyalty, and financial strength. As a matter of fact it is the last Venezuelan Legacy Carrier around with a very interesting history and a highly motivated staff.

Even though they use the same name, I would not say it's the same Aeropostal founded in 1929. I think this is the second time it is "intervened" by the government, and like the 5th or 6th owner.

Quoting rleiro (Reply 6):
Particularly this MD-80 was delivered in 1990 to ATI Air Transport International (ATI) and then joined Alitalia after its merge. The frame is 20 years old... American Airlines has MD-80's in service way older than this one:

For Example: N469AA, delivered in 1988:

But this one is entering service, I bet AAs should be retired shortly.


User currently offlineCivilav From Mexico, joined Oct 2004, 391 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

Quoting rleiro (Thread starter):
The new image will keep the eagle which has represented the airline during almost its existence

Roberto, with due respect. That is a DOVE not an eagle.
Aeropostal, and its forebear, Linea Aeropostal Venezolana, never ever sported an eagle. Remember Aeropostal was originally a French enterprise and its role was to deliver mail, hence "postal". The typical bird associated with mail is a "messenger dove".


I still believe the best ever colour design for the airline was the one sported between December 1974 and September 1988,

Greetings from Cancun.


User currently offlinerleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 499 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

Please let's keep the politics aside. I know it's not easy, but let's give it a try and stick to the new livery.

Quoting AA757MIA (Reply 7):
Even though they use the same name, I would not say it's the same Aeropostal founded in 1929. I think this is the second time it is "intervened" by the government, and like the 5th or 6th owner.

If we were going to follow your criteria, I believe that most of the airlines in their 70th or 80th anniversary would not fit. Let's take the case of Avianca. (Founded 90 years ago under the name of SCADTA), not to count the times the airline was bought.

And in the case of Aeropostal it was bought from French Government in 1929, and remained in the ownership of the Venezuelan government until 1995. Between 1996 and 2008 the airline was in private hands and after an unclear legal issue, the airline returned to the Government... no 5 or 6 times.

Quoting AA757MIA (Reply 7):
But this one is entering service, I bet AAs should be retired shortly

Delta has incorporated some second-hand MD's as well. AA will phase out the MD's in some more years. So I don't see the bashing against the aircraft type.

Quoting Civilav (Reply 8):
Roberto, with due respect. That is a DOVE not an eagle.

Thank you for clarifying this Civilav.

Saludos,

Roberto.



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User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

Quoting rleiro (Reply 9):
Quoting AA757MIA (Reply 7):
But this one is entering service, I bet AAs should be retired shortly

Delta has incorporated some second-hand MD's as well.

Yes but the only MD's that DL is a acquiring are MD90's which are not nearly as old. But I will say that Douglas products really seem to be built to last so I don't see why adding some 20 year old MD80's is a big deal, heck Allegiant continues to bring in MD80's.

FX1816


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