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RAK Airways Relaunching As LCC In New Livery  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6055 posts, RR: 4
Posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3984 times:

Looks like inspired by Fly Dubai, I think theyt were a full fare airline before suspending operations three years ago.


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User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

It looks nice. Professional hands must have been working on this one. Finally again a nice well balanced aircraft livery design that sees the daylight. I like it, it's distinctive. Thanks for posting 777way.

User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3669 times:

Its nice but I hate when planes have no logo. Writing on the tail and writing on the fuselage just looks lame. Makes me think of easyjet, when they first came out on the 2 leased 732's they had a lil easy jet plane on the tail as a logo and they dropepd it for just writing. Overall scheme is pretty nice on this a/c though.

User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2399 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3650 times:
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I don't know what their situation is right now, but RAK was known for their financial troubles back in 2007-08.

Will they be able to compete with FlyDubai and Air Arabia, I doubt very much...



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User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3642 times:

Nice overall design, although a bit ezy-ish. The plane is apparently coming, but when will they resume ops, and most importantly to where ?
Isn't the Mid East now a bit overcrowded with LCCs ? Hope they can work it out though. Obviously they'll have to start small and as a niche carrier.

Wait, is that really a -400 ? I cannot see the eyebrow windows.

[Edited 2010-07-29 04:45:06]


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15830 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

Quoting KFlyer (Reply 4):
Wait, is that really a -400 ? I cannot see the eyebrow windows.

I think that there is a kit to plug the eyebrow windows on Classics, but I could be wrong.



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User currently offlinemandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6965 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Quoting KFlyer (Reply 4):
Wait, is that really a -400 ? I cannot see the eyebrow windows.

As BMI727 pointed, there is a eyebrow window plug kit for the classics... So the eyebrow windows can "lie". If you're eye's are sharp and not prone to "orientation illusions", you can tell a -400 from a -800 by looking at the trailing edge of the engine pylon... does it get linked to a trailing edge fairing or not... if so, it's a classic, if not, it's an NG. Plus, also the top rear end of the fan cowling when slats are retracted, if it goes slightly below the leading edge, it's a classic, if it goes further behind below the leading edge, it's an NG, but this one takes more practice.

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User currently offlinelh526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2381 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3356 times:
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Quoting Owleye (Reply 1):
It looks nice. Professional hands must have been working on this one. Finally again a nice well balanced aircraft livery design that sees the daylight. I like it, it's distinctive. Thanks for posting 777way.

Norbert, with all due respect but I differ: The fonts don't mix well, they are generic Zeitgeist and the shapes and forms of the livery as a whole is way to average. The color is quite nice and the only thing I concur though  



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15830 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

Quoting Owleye (Reply 1):
It looks nice.

I think so too, but it could use a second darker highlight color to make it stand out more and make the shapes a little less blob-like.



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User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

Quoting lh526 (Reply 7):
Norbert, with all due respect but I differ: The fonts don't mix well, they are generic Zeitgeist and the shapes and forms of the livery as a whole is way to average. The color is quite nice and the only thing I concur though

I understand, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Though let's not forget that this new design is promoting a small fare carrier so it is allowed to design one and over a bit over the top. Clear and prominent brand name communication is more important than a brand logo. The sub titles "Small fares. Big deals." and the "Happy flying" are nice, well choosen and well positioned additions which communicate that it's going about a low fare carrier or at least an inexpensive airline. Although the livery works like an ad the design doesn't look cheap. This design is very professional. The positioning of the a/c registration, UAE flag and "Boeing 737-400" titles however are mishaps and spoil the design.


User currently offlineairbus1 From United Arab Emirates, joined Feb 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Pity that their website has not kept up with the airplane.

rakairways.com web site still under construction and showing a picture of a 757 in old colours.

RAK has a history of barely ever getting airborne. It will be a (pleasant) surprise if this latest edition is any different.

Airbus1


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