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Corsairfly.com Due To Re-brand As Corsair Int'l  
User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 957 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5527 times:



News found at: World Airlines News. Corsairfly (Corsairfly.com) (Paris-Orly) is going back to its roots, rebranding as Corsair International with an imposing new livery. The first aircraft has not yet been painted, but an Airbus A330-200 is expected to be repainted this summer.

The French airline was established in 1981 and started operations on May 17, 1981 as Corse Air International. It was founded by the Corsican Rossi family and was acquired by Nouvelles Frontières, a French tour operator, in 1990 and the name was changed to Corsair. Worldwide traffic rights were obtained in 1991. In 2000 TUI AG, one of the world’s leading tour operator groups, took over Nouvelles Frontières. In 2004, Corsair aircraft were repainted in the above TUI colors using the Corsairfly name. On March 22, 2012, the airline announced it was changing its name to Corsair International.

New Corsair branding




Source: World Airlines News


[Edited 2012-04-02 05:10:02]

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User currently offlinegoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1829 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4975 times:

This new livery is great. I love it.
But it will be not sufficient for Corsair to stay alive as the airline is in big financial troubles. As part of some money saving measures, they just announced a code-sharing agreement with Air Caraïbes for routes between ORY and FDF/PTP/SDQ/SXM/CAY. For routes that are currently operated by both carriers, some flights will be surely canceled during the low season.


User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20358 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

While rather plain in some respects on most of the plane, I really like the sails on the tail in this livery. They make the brand seem more upmarket, plus they invoke the spirit of travel, which a good aircraft livery should do.


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User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1035 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4560 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):


While rather plain in some respects on most of the plane, I really like the sails on the tail in this livery. They make the brand seem more upmarket, plus they invoke the spirit of travel, which a good aircraft livery should do.

I agree; the sails are a lovely idea. It would be even better if the engine nacelles were also dark blue.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7175 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4535 times:

That livery looks great. Can't wait to see them in the sky.


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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7435 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

Will they still be part of TUI?.

User currently offlinejamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4503 times:

Very nice livery. It would be an especially appropriate livery for a Pan Am Clipper jet if the airline were still operating today...

[Edited 2012-04-02 16:12:06]


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User currently offlinecargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1259 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4503 times:

Although I don't know that it will do much to hurt or help Corsair's fortunes, I think it's a positive change. There are seven TUI brands flying around western Europe and it's quite confusing as to who goes where and does what. It's nice to see at least one of them get a more unique identity, even though I like the TUI look.

User currently offlinePezySPU From Croatia, joined Dec 2011, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 4128 times:

Quoting cargolex (Reply 7):
There are seven TUI brands flying around western Europe and it's quite confusing as to who goes where and does what.

Oh, I so need to second that. It's very confusing. But I guess it doesn't matter to consumers since all of them are part of TUI.

I am puzzled as to why Corsair is rebranding and removing TUI's brand from the livery? Are they distancing themselves from TUI and maybe planing to rely on their own sales in the future?


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

Quoting PezySPU (Reply 8):
Oh, I so need to second that. It's very confusing. But I guess it doesn't matter to consumers since all of them are part of TUI.

Apart from us airline nuts, who really cares? Most passengers only end up board of their national TUI carrier anyway.



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User currently offlineaidoair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

Quoting PezySPU (Reply 8):
I am puzzled as to why Corsair is rebranding and removing TUI's brand from the livery? Are they distancing themselves from TUI and maybe planing to rely on their own sales in the future?

The TUI branding is more associated towards leisure travel - with in-house package holidays still the main focus of the group it has achieved this well.

However, as Corsair are now wanting to go the opposite direction and have a focus on the scheduled / seat only market, I suppose it makes sense to rebrand the image of the company and remove itself from it's previous look.

For now they will remain part of the TUI group of airlines (part of TUI Travel PLC based in the UK) but again will not associate themselves as a leisure orientated airline.

The TUI airline group branding is not so confusing at least for the consumer at each of their respective countries. They are well known and have a loyal following. This is because they are more associated as part of a tour operator / package than a stand-alone airline directly themselves. For example in the UK, Thomson Airways is the in-house airline for the Thomson and First Choice holiday brands, and in Belgium Jetairfly is the in-house airline for Jetair and it's companies...


User currently offlineLuftyMatt From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3814 times:

Good for them! Getting away from that horrible TUI livery! Now if only Thomson Airways would re-brand back to Britannia Airways....


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User currently offlinePezySPU From Croatia, joined Dec 2011, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3540 times:

aidoair, thanks for your great insight, exactly what I suspected.

Quoting JRadier (Reply 9):

Apart from us airline nuts, who really cares? Most passengers only end up board of their national TUI carrier anyway.

Yep, agreed. And I like this term - "national TUI carrier".


User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20358 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

Quoting LuftyMatt (Reply 11):
that horrible TUI livery!

What is that on the tail currently? A wink or something?



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User currently offlineoneworld77 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

Quoting LuftyMatt (Reply 11):
that horrible TUI livery!

What is that on the tail currently? A wink or something?


Once had a REAAAAAALLLY boring conversation with some branding bod and it IS a 'knowing wink with a smile' and also the T U I can be seen.

Took them a long time to come up with...............which is why her Maj had a child design her Diamond Jubilee logo!!!!



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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20358 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

Quoting Reply 14):
also the T U I can be seen.

Oh indeed, I see it now. Thank you.



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User currently offlinetharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1861 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

nice change. the old name and livery were childish.

so is that a pirate ship on the tail? nice pun.


User currently offlineBralo20 From Belgium, joined May 2008, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Quoting aidoair (Reply 10):
However, as Corsair are now wanting to go the opposite direction and have a focus on the scheduled / seat only market, I suppose it makes sense to rebrand the image of the company and remove itself from it's previous look.

For now they will remain part of the TUI group of airlines (part of TUI Travel PLC based in the UK) but again will not associate themselves as a leisure orientated airline.

If they want to go the "opposite direction" they should better change the interiors to a more normal configuration. All their planes have a high density layout only suitable to transport cattle... Just like any leisure airline does...


User currently offlineaidoair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

Quoting Bralo20 (Reply 17):
If they want to go the "opposite direction" they should better change the interiors to a more normal configuration. All their planes have a high density layout only suitable to transport cattle... Just like any leisure airline does...

Watch this space . . .

Ok, so they may not drastically be reducing the number of seats onboard, but they are refitting the interiors and planning a new onboard service to start later in the year.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19371 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Quoting goldorak (Reply 1):
This new livery is great. I love it.

Me too! Simple, yet distinctive, professional, and artistic. And very appropriate to the name of the brand, since a corsair is a kind of ship.

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 3):
It would be even better if the engine nacelles were also dark blue.

Agreed, but at least it isn't classic eurowhite


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9708 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
While rather plain in some respects on most of the plane, I really like the sails on the tail in this livery. They make the brand seem more upmarket, plus they invoke the spirit of travel, which a good aircraft livery should do.

I agree with you completely. The new livery is nice, especially the sails on the tail but at the same time the livery in its entirely reminds me of Egyptair as well. The blue pattern on the tail/apu section is practically identical to the tail design Egyptair has. In that regard this new livery isn't entirely original but it is still nice. Who designed this livery?

A388


User currently offlinecgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Wait a minute.....they're dropping "fly.com" from their name? Now that's a brave move....how will anyone know how to find them online????   


A330 man.
User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2206 times:

Quoting LuftyMatt (Reply 11):
Good for them! Getting away from that horrible TUI livery! Now if only Thomson Airways would re-brand back to Britannia Airways....

Yes YESSSSSSS For the win.


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