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Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:21 am

Here it is....



Gulf Air's new livery was revealed yesterday when His Majesty King Hamad was presented with a model of a new-look plane by president and chief executive James Hogan.

All the Gulf Air fleet will be repainted in new colours over the coming 18 months.

The new identity will be unveiled at a ceremony to be held at the airport VIP Lounge today.


What are your first impressions ???
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:24 am

Very gold-looking!!! while all the same.....very pretty....and formal-looking.

I like it.
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:57 am

Nice looking livery! And it's going to stand out as much as the AA livery, too.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:03 am

While the image is fairly small, the new livery looks great and classy! Much more of a design than most other airlines...
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:25 am

Very interesting, are the big guys from NW looking at this  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 1:00 pm

The blue engines look a bit out of place though, with the only blue on the fuselage a stripe under the gold.
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 1:58 pm

OMG! I must be Psychic, I envisioned the same kind of livery for Emirates.

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 3:50 pm

Looks a bit like the new UPS livery, only with gold instead of brown and with the color starting off at the nose instead of the tail  Big grin !


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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 4:03 pm

Very nice. I think I like Gulf Air's new livery more than the other new airline liveries that have come out this past weeks.

Gulf Air looks like its going to go through a lot of changes. Just saw a report that it plans to add 60 aircraft in the best 10 years.
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 6:48 pm

My father went to the launch today at Bahrain International Airport.

The livery is apparently very smart, and they have cleaned up the "Gulf Air" text on the fuselage. The Falcon is also much more prominent on the tail. The livery is just part of a total rebranding of the airline, including some apparently very swish Business Cards!!

Only one aircraft, an A330-200 is painted at present. The aircraft I believe has now flown to Abu Dhabi, for the launch there. Then it should go onto the European routes (LHR, CDG, FRA) so a prize to whom can get a pic of it first!
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 7:07 pm

Ok, so now they can compete with AA on the livery issue:
"With AA, you get the silver service, with us, you get the gold performance" Big grin
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 8:29 pm

Curved lines make aircraft smooth, "flexible" and nice: the new Gulf Air looks good and is following the trend.













 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:42 pm

Better pictures + reg of A330:

http://www.gulfairco.com/press/NewsDetails.asp?hID=386

Sunil
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:42 pm

New livery A330 going to LHR tomorrow (Apr.8th).
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:50 pm

Let's hope LHR gets the weather (although not the temperature!) that we have had for the past few days.. Absolutely clear skies, great adeal of sunshine, yet a rather low temperature  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:30 pm

A4O-KE, sporting the new Gulf Air C/S came earlier this afternoon in Muscat (from Bahrain) for a quick official presentation: Outstanding beauty, I have to say!

The contrast between the gold, the white and the marine blue colors serves pretty much the lines of the A332 although some blue in the tail would have looked even nicer, in my own opinion.

Smart detail: The 3 national flags of the 3 countries owning GF are showing side by side on the aft of the fuselage (close to the rear door).

Sorry, no pic to show you as I was at work and we (ATC) didn't get any warning on this special flight. She didn't stay long enough to allow me to go home pick up my camera and negociate a special photo permit. I'm sure anyway some photogs will get her tomorrow in LHR!

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:39 pm

... and if there are no shots, I'm willing to believe that every camera in the UK has had a collective breakdown Big grin
 
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Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:26 pm

That is a great livery, much better than those mostly white, straight lined ones that most airlines seem to be going to. Gulf air has always had nice liveries.

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 12:18 am

That livery looks fantastic! Much better than some other airline's new colour scheme. I didn't think their new livery would look better than their old one, but it looks great.

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 2:26 am

I think the new livery is really sharp, Emirates should have had something like this, it's by farthe best livery in the middle east. Looking forward to seeing it in real.
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 2:47 am

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 3:04 am

What a beauty. I can't wait to see it in person.

Makes the A330 & A340 aircraft all the more graceful.

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 3:10 am

 Wow! Wow, this is a great livery, I can`t wait to see it in real!!!

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 3:28 am

Yeah, me too!! I can't wait to see it for Gulf Air livery.  Wow!
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 3:52 am

Wow, that is impressive! What a great livery!

Are the wings going to be painted white (a la Ansett) or was it just for the model shown??

Cheers  Smile
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 4:07 am

Looks like it will be at LHR on the 8th of this month! Umm,having checked the clock,that is tomorrow!
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 4:18 am

Wow, colorful and clean, very elegant yet stylish without being boring

wonderful!

too bad it won't be scooting around the States.....

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 4:25 am

Nice.
Only mistake is having blue typeface over gold---it won't show very well.
The titles in the front should be in white or something more visible.
Pleasant change from some of the more amatuerish liveries introduced in the past few years.
I'm impressed.
Is this one by Landor?
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 4:27 am

Nice.
Only mistake is having blue typeface over gold---it won't show very well.
The titles in the front should be in white or something more visible.
Pleasant change from some of the more amatuerish liveries introduced in the past few years.
I'm impressed.
Is this one by Landor?
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 5:24 am

Landor Associates have designed this beautiful livery. GF and Landor have come up with something different by using gold, instead all white paint. The livery reminds me of the 50th Anniversary scheme on the 767. The gold, blue and white. Maybe thats where they got the influence from. The use of the three flags of the owner states on the livery is a good idea. It further supports the airline.

Also expect another livery from GF soon, for the launching of their new all economy airline. Landor is also designing this one. Judging by the new one, I'm sure it will be good.


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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 5:26 am

GF have ordered 1200 1:100 scale model A330 aircraft, in the new livery to be given as presents to board members, the royal families, banks and other organisations linked to the airline.
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 5:35 am

Quite nice although a bit too heavy on the gold perhaps. Malaysia Airlines' supposed revamped livery which was due to be launched just prior to its financial troubles was supposed to have look rather similar but with the sweep going the other way - in navy blue...
 
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Han Solo Flies Out Of LA

Tue Apr 08, 2003 7:48 am

WOW !

when I saw this thread my heart sank - another classic livery biting the dust to be replaced bt an all white body and dark blue tail but alas - that is one hell of a livery. Love it, if anything it's an improvement on the old scheme and that's really saying something.

Excellent stuff
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 8:03 am

hah- and someone said the blue engines do not "fit"-- the look absolutely amazing! If only more airlines could have a livery design as great as this one! Easily my new favorite aside from the Air Greenland scheme...
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 8:05 am

Damn!This is one of my favorite liverys!!What a beauty cant wait what it would look like on the A380.


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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 8:17 am

Wow! What an awesome Livery. I think it could use some red and green in there. The arabic looks more detailed and the colours just stand out. Hopefully they will one day launch svc to ORD and then i will be able to see it. I think that this livery is better than NW's new one.

Later...

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 8:33 am

lol is that a joke??? This livery completely destroys NW's new design!
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:30 am

WOW this livery is the sh%t!
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 11:21 am

Bader Models made the models for Gulf Air and what an excellent job he did.

More photos available in the Gallery section of http://www.badermodels.com/
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 1:22 pm

Now THAT is a good livery.

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 3:11 pm

More stuff in the paper today.........apparently aircraft interiors will be updated, with new First and Business Class seats. Presumably First will have flat beds a la BA etc.

Yield numbers are also 5-7% up on last year, ahead of where they forecast in the three-year plan.

Let's hope this signifies Gulf Air now returning to being an airline that once caused British Airways executives to say "I wish we could be as professional and efficient as Gulf Air".
 
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Amazing Livery...

Tue Apr 08, 2003 3:21 pm

that is the best livery out there by a long shot! looks very elegant, stylish and sophisticated, if looks had anything to do with it, this would be the top airline! lets hope the proposed revamp of their Y/C/F classes, is on parr with the improvements made on the livery! Watch out EK/SQ and the likes.
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 9:09 pm

Truly stunning design. I agree that it makes the Northwest livery look dull and tired already.

Now 2 of my favourite liveries come from the Middle East - Saudi Arabian and Gulf Air. Good on them.
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 9:13 pm

Oh yes, this should make the beancounters of NWA think!
 
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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 9:35 pm

Here its is live in the flesh GFA002 departing EGLL this morning

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:07 pm

Speechless!  Wow!

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:11 pm

Very nice, it's a pity GF pulled out of MXP some years ago.

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RE: Gulf Air's New Look Revealed

Wed Apr 09, 2003 12:48 am

Forget about the new NW colors, this one has eclipsed it. Again, what a great, soothing design. Beautiful.

Here are the first pictures on a.net.


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Wonder when I’ll be able to see it in person....

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