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Niki-livery Disappearing?  
User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10694 posts, RR: 9
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7701 times:

This makes me wonder:

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=8131

It says this is the first Niki-plane to wear the Air Berlin based livery. Is the whole fleet being repainted? Sad, if thats the case, I thought the Niki-livery is quite smart and unique.

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User currently offlineTy134A From Austria, joined Apr 2008, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7679 times:

This is correct.. just landed 15 min ago in VIE inbound from Istanbul. Some officials are filming and taking pics. Rumor has it that the complete Niky "Fly" livery will be gone by end of this year on their A32X. It will remain on the Embraers, since these will leave the fleet by summer 2013.

But as to the inside of the palne, there is no change at all.



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User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2358 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7340 times:

Yessss! I have always hated that horsefly livery.   


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User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 7302 times:

Quoting Ty134A (Reply 1):
This is correct.. just landed 15 min ago in VIE inbound from Istanbul.

I am presently in Istanbul and saw that aircraft I saw that taxiing earlier. I didn't know Niki were repainting their fleet, I thought it was a temporary lease to increase capacity and that decals had been applied.

It looks a bit cheap.



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User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 719 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 7163 times:

Quoting Ty134A (Reply 1):
It will remain on the Embraers, since these will leave the fleet by summer 2013.

So, is this related to the rumor that AB wants to get rid of their Dash Q400s, that these are going to be based at VIE for Niki?

And if so -- does this mean that AB won't operate any a/c type smaller than the 73G/A319? Because currently they use the Niki Embraers on quite some of their routes.



PA, AF, UK, BA, AB, DL, LH, FR, BD, A3, EZY, DY //// A319/320/346, B733/735/73G/738/744/763, AT4, 146, CR2, DH4
User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 719 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6996 times:

Another rumor I've heard is that AB might look into a cooperation with Augsburg Airways, who recently have been dumped by LH. The Embraers could then be operated by IQ on behalf of AB (as there are no AB pilots for E-jets).


PA, AF, UK, BA, AB, DL, LH, FR, BD, A3, EZY, DY //// A319/320/346, B733/735/73G/738/744/763, AT4, 146, CR2, DH4
User currently offlineTW741 From Liechtenstein, joined Sep 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6915 times:

Quoting flyingalex (Reply 3):
It looks a bit cheap.

It is the normal AB livery with the excemption of the AB Titels and the Niki logo instead - with a difference - it now says "the spirit of Niki" on the logo.
And yes, all 320/321 will be painted like OE-LEU

The A319's being transferred from AB to HG will remain in AB colours with a small sticker "operated by Niki".
The Embraers are gone in a few months and will possibly remain the last aircraft with the silver livery and the fly.

Quoting Tobias2702 (Reply 4):
And if so -- does this mean that AB won't operate any a/c type smaller than the 73G/A319?

correct

The Dahs are owned by LGW and operated for AB.

Quoting Tobias2702 (Reply 4):
So, is this related to the rumor that AB wants to get rid of their Dash Q400s, that these are going to be based at VIE for Niki?

According the last announced plans it will not make that much sense - destinations like OTP or BEG or dropped, it seems that a Dash might be used to MUC and FLR. NUE is not sure but could be DH8 as well.
In case HG takes over more leisure routes from AB from/to Germany then NUE might remain jet equipment out of rotational reasons.



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User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4804 times:

Quoting TW741 (Reply 6):
It is the normal AB livery with the excemption of the AB Titels and the Niki logo instead - with a difference - it now says "the spirit of Niki" on the logo.

I know it is the normal Air Berlin livery, but I don't think it combines well with the Niki logo. And because Niki has/had a livery of their own, it looks a lot like the stickered aircraft they have short-leased over the years.



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User currently offlineYakamoz From Switzerland, joined Nov 2012, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

İ've heard from a AB Pilot that the Dash will leave the fleet soon. Do somebody know when?

User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Quoting Tobias2702 (Reply 5):
Another rumor I've heard is that AB might look into a cooperation with Augsburg Airways, who recently have been dumped by LH. The Embraers could then be operated by IQ on behalf of AB (as there are no AB pilots for E-jets)

Interesting but don´t belong the EJets to LH ?

Quoting TW741 (Reply 6):
The Dahs are owned by LGW and operated for AB.

No, I believe it is the other way around



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User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 719 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Quoting columba (Reply 9):
Interesting but don´t belong the EJets to LH ?

I was referring to the E-Jets of HG. These could be operated by IQ (because there are Embraer pilots employed by IQ, and the Niki staff is planned to be retrained for Airbus).

Quoting columba (Reply 9):
Quoting TW741 (Reply 6):
The Dahs are owned by LGW and operated for AB.

No, I believe it is the other way around

I also think so, columba. But in the meantime, some (at least 3-5?) have been sold to Nordic Aviation Capital and leased back.

[Edited 2012-11-23 02:14:15]


PA, AF, UK, BA, AB, DL, LH, FR, BD, A3, EZY, DY //// A319/320/346, B733/735/73G/738/744/763, AT4, 146, CR2, DH4
User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week ago) and read 2461 times:

Quoting Tobias2702 (Reply 10):
I was referring to the E-Jets of HG. These could be operated by IQ (because there are Embraer pilots employed by IQ, and the Niki staff is planned to be retrained for Airbus).

Okay, that makes sense. Would be sad to see the EJets disappear from TXL/BER they are a nice change from the usual 737/A320 mix.



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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3879 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Maybe I'm the only one that thinks the NIKI livery was really nice - I think it's a shame to see it combined with something that already exists!

User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 12):

No Vasu you are not alone I love the NIKI livery,it's so different & it stands out! I'm glad I got some good photo's of it at DUS when I was there in June!

Dave(SAAB900).


User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7062 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 12):
Maybe I'm the only one that thinks the NIKI livery was really nice - I think it's a shame to see it combined with something that already exists!

The livery itself was fine but this fly was ugly........



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User currently offlineTristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4000 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Quoting TW741 (Reply 6):
The A319's being transferred from AB to HG will remain in AB colours with a small sticker "operated by Niki".

Thanks for that comment.
I flew TXL-SZG-TXL this week on an Air Berlin ticket and flight.
Was surprised to be on an aircraft that was Niki inside but Air Berlin on the outside.
OE-LOA, A319 with 4 overwing exits, I assume this was one of these?


User currently offlineAquila3 From Italy, joined Nov 2010, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Quoting na (Thread starter):
It says this is the first Niki-plane to wear the Air Berlin based livery. Is the whole fleet being repainted? Sad, if thats the case, I thought the Niki-livery is quite smart and unique.

Agreed. That can be said for the airline as a whole.



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User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 719 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

Quoting Tristarsteve (Reply 15):
Was surprised to be on an aircraft that was Niki inside but Air Berlin on the outside.
OE-LOA, A319 with 4 overwing exits, I assume this was one of these?

Indeed, OE-LOA is the former D-ABGN.



PA, AF, UK, BA, AB, DL, LH, FR, BD, A3, EZY, DY //// A319/320/346, B733/735/73G/738/744/763, AT4, 146, CR2, DH4
User currently onlineMHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 778 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

Quoting columba (Reply 14):
The livery itself was fine but this fly was ugly........

Exactly that´s the point !

The rest of the HG-livery still makes for a refreshing difference.
Just the fly and the crew´s uniforms are horrible in terms of style - not the colours per se ...

Well, for liveries the bar is already set not very high anymore in general but some liveries even fall short of that bar.


Fortunately HG´s livery is not falling short ...


[Edited 2012-11-24 22:57:09]


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