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Virgin Blue's New Colour Scheme

Fri Nov 16, 2001 5:52 am

Seen on Thursday 15th November was a Virgin Blue 737 with a new colour scheme in Sydney. A brief description: the tail remains mainly the same, with the body being mostly white. The telephone number has been taken off (thank goodness). It looks pretty good.
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RE: Virgin Blue's New Colour Scheme

Fri Nov 16, 2001 5:59 am

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According to the caption it is painted like this cause it's leased from British Midland for 6 months until more 737NG's arrive
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RE: Virgin Blue's New Colour Scheme

Fri Nov 16, 2001 6:37 am

Last time I was in CDG, my friend who does not do much aviation asked which one was the australian airline one...Qantas, that is....and I said the red tailed one...I guess now we cant say that anymore since both of aussies airlines are now red tailed !!!
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RE: Virgin Blue's New Colour Scheme

Fri Nov 16, 2001 6:46 am

It is a hybrid scheme, as it is leased for 6 months. It is leased from Ansett (733 VH-CZQ) rather than British Midland.

Although it is hybrid, I still like it very much.

RE: Virgin Blue's New Colour Scheme

Fri Nov 16, 2001 7:02 am


I didn't realise you were a contributor here.

I regularly read you posts on the Australia Transport Discussion Board.

Seems like you have been here a little while but welcome anyway!


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RE: Virgin Blue's New Colour Scheme

Fri Nov 16, 2001 7:38 am

I like it that way personally. The silvery/white is nice. The only thing I don't like is the blue stripe on the engines, but that's on all of V.Blue's aircraft.
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