Gnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
A post on Airliners.net dated 9/3/01:
According to airlinersonline.com:
Lufthansa (Frankfurt) (rumor of the week!) is planning to introduce a new color scheme that will feature different shades of gray on the fuselage with the traditional tail markings (confirmation of this rumor is requested).
Was that just a rumor? Or were/are those legitimate plans?
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 838 times:
well, LH is far from being really well financially, though much better than any other carrier in Europe in terms of leverage.
Why would they want to change their livery?? It looks good, not a bit old-fashioned, and as LH tends to keep their aircraft pretty clean, I find it quite elegant (nothing like a LH coming out of a clear deep-blue sky, as seen from A5 coming from Darmstadt). That old "wellblech" look would probably look quite nice, though not on the whole fuselage, but please keep in mind the extra-weight of the paint, coating etc., that would have to be added.
Afaik, LH is working on a completely new coach, business and first class design, that should be realised from 2004 onwards.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10881 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 835 times:
Lufthansa is not an airline that´ll keep its livery forever. The current colour scheme is getting old after being introduced on arrival of the first B747-400 in 1989. But they´re not in haste, too. A new livery will have its perfect launch occasion with the advent of the A380 in 2006.