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Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa  
User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1027 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 14315 times:


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Does anyone else think this is boring compared to old Germanwings Livery?

I know its a part of LH group, but dont you think it was unnecessary to make it obvious? The grey is really boring!

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User currently offlineIndependence76 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 14217 times:

I do agree that the livery is rather boring, but it's not as bad as some other liveries of the past 3 years.

I personally don't see any reason why they should have changed it at all.



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User currently offlinetwa@fra From China, joined Nov 2000, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 14175 times:

assume it was needed to get less LLC and more boring = more towards an image of an "normal" carrier

User currently offlinesteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1320 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 14128 times:

I guess they wanted to point out that this is the "new Germanwings" , which is taking over basically all of LH operations outside of its FRA and MUC hubs.
Therefore they needed a refreshed livery that clearly states "this is still LH".
Check out the wings and horizontal tail surfaces. They are white painted just like LH.
And the fuselage paint is basically the same as well.
I don´t think Germanwings can be considered a low cost airlines
I would say it is the evolution of the european network carrier which differentiates its
product from the long haul carriers in offering more flexibility in terms of fare structures,
lower operating costs, etc.
It´s much alike what other major European airlines have done in the past.

It´s how Lufthansa plans to bring back in shape its domestic and european sector.

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User currently offlineRussianJet From Kyrgyzstan, joined Jul 2007, 7633 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 14067 times:
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Real shame. The old livery was much nicer. One of the very few around in our neck of the woods that wasn'taalmost all white.


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User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13930 times:

Very poor livery indeed...

The old one was not great as well (strange yellow and purple), although the silver had a higher end look than the "euro white plus grey belly".

Also the font is very poorly designed... if you want to call this design.

Seems like Lufthansa was in a mouse-trap here: Creating a new low cost image (therefore the new paint scheme), while taking parts of Lufthansa (grey belly, strange "Lufthansa Group" sign next to the front door), kicking out the nice silver color (old Germanwings), while keeping the strange yellow and purple, and keeping the old name "Germanwings" instead of creating a new name altogether.

"Lufthansa Express" some years ago seemed more logical to me.


User currently offlineushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13824 times:

I don't really think it's too bad. Minus the engines. That hue just does not gel with the rest of the livery.


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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4361 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 13496 times:

To me this looks like the new livery of Austrian...

User currently offlineokAY From Finland, joined Dec 2006, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13403 times:

Boring. When I first saw the thumbnail picture I thought it was TAP aircraft due to the tail!

okAY


User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7027 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13345 times:

Quoting jayeshrulz (Thread starter):
I know its a part of LH group, but dont you think it was unnecessary to make it obvious?

It was indeed necessary as Germanwings will take over all flights that are not from FRA and MUC. They need to make passengers aware that they are still on a Lufthansa flight.



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User currently offlinedazeflight From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 578 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13260 times:

The business background for the livery change has been dicussed here: Germanwings To Offer Business Class

Quoting Setjet (Reply 5):
Also the font is very poorly designed... if you want to call this design.

This the special LH-version of Helvetica, that is used by the airline since years. There's a reason Helvetica is a classic and it's surely not that it's "poorly designed".


User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3475 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13111 times:

On a wet grey Northern Germany winters day the new livery should look a lot brighter than the old one, At Cologne last weekend the planes nearly merged into the background.

Will they be making other alterations to the image ? As the browny/purply band is going will they be scrapping the cabin crews similarly coloured "frumpsuits" at the same time ?


User currently offlinemacc From Austria, joined Nov 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13062 times:

what I dont get is what the tail design should transmit. Why in the world red white red with that strange transparent orange stripes??

how is that connected to the name germanwings?? pretty bad and senseless artwork if you ask me.



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User currently offlineOlafW From Germany, joined Jul 2009, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13033 times:

Quoting macc (Reply 12):
what I dont get is what the tail design should transmit. Why in the world red white red with that strange transparent orange stripes??

how is that connected to the name germanwings?? pretty bad and senseless artwork if you ask me.

If I only could remember where, but I read that the tail design is meant to represent the connection between Lufthansa (yellow) and Germanwings (purple). True, the purple stands out much more against the white background than the yellow does, but with that explanation it makes sense, even if it's not too obvious.


User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1618 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12946 times:

So on key domestic routes outside the hubs like MUC - BER or FRA - HAM will only LH operated them or will there be a mix of them and Germanwings?


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User currently offlineushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2963 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12911 times:

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 14):
So on key domestic routes outside the hubs like MUC - BER or FRA - HAM will only LH operated them or will there be a mix of them and Germanwings?

Nope. These are "hub routes" since they include FRA and MUC. Thus they will be mainline LH flights. DUS-TXL/BER will be operated by 4U though.



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User currently offlinePugman211 From UK - England, joined Dec 2012, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 12727 times:
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Could the fact that Germanwings is inheriting some LH frames be the reason for the new livery???

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...-nearly-30-lufthansa-a320s-379923/


User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1097 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12631 times:

Quoting dazeflight (Reply 10):
This the special LH-version of Helvetica, that is used by the airline since years. There's a reason Helvetica is a classic and it's surely not that it's "poorly designed".

Well, not really: Lufthansa is using "DLH Helvetica", a specifically designed derrivative of Helvetica, however somewhat bolder than standard Helvetica.

Seems that Germanwings is using "standard Helvetica". Somewhat appropriate for a low cost airline ("take what you can get for free, like a standard font, or white airplanes with grey bellies...), still not something that can be called "design". For Germanwings Lufthansa now dumbed their over decades carefully defined brand management and CI guidelines...

P.s.: Lowerfont names ("germanwings") are already outdated... same as smallprint like "Lufthansa Group", just remember the infamous "Thomas Cook - powered by Condor". Glad though they did not choose "www.germanwings.com" or "germanwings.com" as official name...


User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1834 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12607 times:

I will miss that silver paint for sure.


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User currently offlineteusje From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10967 times:

I guess it was to expected that the colors wouldn't improve when LH took over.
But to be honest I think it's not too horrible. Having said that I do think it's about time the EuroWhite "designers" retired.
It's getting a little old.



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User currently offlinelaca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9020 times:
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Quoting jayeshrulz (Thread starter):


Does anyone else think this is boring compared to old Germanwings Livery?

I know its a part of LH group, but dont you think it was unnecessary to make it obvious? The grey is really boring!

Old Livery

Agreed. Though I prefer the current livery over this. Perhaps they will have some logo jets like German Wings has done in the past to break it up a bit.


User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6536 times:

Maybe it's also easier with this livery to repaint all LH frames that go to 4U. They don't need to paint everything in Silver and can keep the "background". Could be a reason too.
I prefer the old one, but the new one is not bad in my opinion. The logo is nice, although I don't really get what it stands for.
If they want to show they're all still LH Group, why not take the same tail as LH but with another color, i.e. other way round (Blue crane on Yellow or Silver)...


User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2048 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6414 times:

Quoting reifel (Reply 21):
If they want to show they're all still LH Group, why not take the same tail as LH but with another color, i.e. other way round (Blue crane on Yellow or Silver)...

You mean drag out this little gem of a livery?  
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User currently offlineBlueBus From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5963 times:

I would imagine they don't want the new "cheap" brand to hurt the higher-end LH brand. So, have some similarities, but keep the looks very different from one another.

User currently offlineaerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2634 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

Quoting macc (Reply 12):
pretty bad and senseless artwork if you ask me.

Even worse, the tail logo doesn't match the group logo applied to the nose. There's not much to this livery but they still managed to muck it up.


25 jayeshrulz : Ah, dint know that. So Germanwings is becoming a FSC? Let me get this. A LCC offering a J class? Which routes will these be operating out of anyway?
26 okAY : To be honest, the whole result looks so "under construction", could it be that this livery is for transition time only, until they change the name to
27 Setjet : Highly unlikely: In October the LH board decided among other options to keep the current name Germanwings, however with a new corporate identity and
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