Since the new airline will keep on serving Africa, it might be very possible that the name of the new carrier will be... Sabena once again.
After all this name still has a very good reputation despite the recent problems.
I saw there were riots in Kinshasa this morning because several hundreds of Congolese willing to travel to Belgium to visit family found out there was no SN flight anymore. They simply could not believe it! Sabena is (or should I say was) just one of those things that were taken for granted.
If they opt to give the carrier a new name after all, I feel at least they should keep their logo, be it the stylish S or alternatively the Margritte bird. This fantastic surrealistic design which was designed in the 1930 by Belgian painter Margritte is displayed on all of the winglets of SN planes and personally I think it is one of the most beautiful aviation logos I can think of.
what do you think of it? Can you image it on the tail?
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