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Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:20 am

Hi,

I was discussing airline logos with a friend. I noticed that most Asian airlines use birds on their aircraft's tails, but my friend said Malaysian Airlines' logo is a fish. So my question is if anyone can tell me more about airline logos in Asia or give me a link which explains airline logos around the world.

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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:37 am

I don't know if this particular case applies, but as you may know, many airlines create special subsidiaries so that they can fly to mainland China, as well as Taiwan. This way, the Chinese government won't get ticked off. British Airways Asia is an example, it has the Chinese charcters on the aircraft, as well as text in English. I'm unaware of anything like this for Malaysian, but maybe it falls under the same category. I'm sure someone on A.net knows this particular situation better than I do.
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:39 am

Malaysia Airlines logo is a flying KITE.

SQ Golden Dove

CX Flying Bird

LH Flying Crane

UL (Srilankan Airlines) Peacock

GA (Garuda): Eagle??

GF: Eagle

KU: Blue Bird?

Air China

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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:36 am

744:
Correct, MH's logo is a Kelantan Kite which resembles a bird.

As for GA. the logo is a Garuda, a mythical bird from Indonesia.

I believe CX logo (called Brushwing) is an interpretation of a wing from a stroke of a brush (correct me if I'm wrong though...)

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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:42 am

Garuda
You're right, the logo of CX is a stroke of a brush, but it demostrates the motion of a flying bird...

Apparently, the airlines' logo around asia are all about birds and flowers... Smile
 
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 2:28 am

Correct, MH's logo is a Kelantan Kite which resembles a bird.
WRONG! NO! NAY! NOPE!

Malaysia Airlines’ logo is a “Wau Bulan”. Loosely translates in English, it means Moon Kite, which is very popular in the state of Kelantan and Terengganu, and it does not resemble any bird.


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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 10:53 am

TG's logo was derived from the local named "Rak" which also means "Love" in Thai. Many people think that it was a purple orchid as used in the "Royal Orchid Service".
 
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:19 pm

Malaysia Airlines logo is indeed the 'wau bulan'. The current logo, introduced in 1987, is a stylised version of the original (which looks more like a kite compared to the current one). The current one does look like a fish if you don't know the kite origins.


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Also, the following link is one of many sites one can find on Malaysian kites.

http://www.abcmalaysia.com/tour_malaysia/wau.htm

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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:32 pm

Correct, MH's logo is a Kelantan Kite which resembles a bird.
WRONG! NO! NAY! NOPE!

Geez, calm down it was a mistake.
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:54 pm

Hi,
If you look at Iran Air's logo, you see it is an eagle with ears of lion. Actually this Persian legendary bird's name is HOMA. According to the Persian legends Homa is the bird of fortune. It brings money, health, respect and all of good things. In the picture you see Iran Air logo on the first plane. I hope this information helps you.


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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:04 pm

I think we forgot:
- JL Japan Airlines
- JS Air Koryo / Chosonminhang

Pouyazad
Isn't the HOMA a flying horse?
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:36 pm

Yay! My first post!

Well, anyway...

Garuda Indonesia is actually... A Garuda! It's a mythical being, not from Indonesia but from Hindu mythology. Garuda was a being who carried Vishnu on his back. Indonesia used to be a Hindu state back then so you can actually say it came from India.

Japan Airlines uses the "Tsuru" or the crane.

Some others, PAL uses a stylized flag.

Air Philippines...? The maya bird?

Cebu Pacific, I'm assuming from the looks of it, the endangered Philippine Eagle.
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:48 pm

Just to add from what Elephantboy said,

The THAI Look
THAI's distinctive livery incorporates the colours associated with Thailand: the shining gold found in its temples, the magenta of its shimmering silks and the rich purples of its orchids. Our logo has been likened to an orchid but is simply a symbol meant to convey the essence of Thailand; its soft, curving lines combined with a speed line suggest effortless flight.

http://www.thaiair.com/more/what.htm
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:21 am

swissgabe,

No! Homa is not a flying horse at all. It is a bird. I know it because I am Iranian.
 
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:44 am

Don't forget Air China. . .don't know the bird though.
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:49 am

Air Lanka and Sri Lankan Airlines too.
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Wed Jan 28, 2004 2:02 am


The THAI Look
THAI's distinctive livery incorporates the colours associated with Thailand: the shining gold found in its temples, the magenta of its shimmering silks and the rich purples of its orchids. Our logo has been likened to an orchid but is simply a symbol meant to convey the essence of Thailand; its soft, curving lines combined with a speed line suggest effortless flight.


The original Thai logo was a traditional Thai dancer. I always thought the current logo is the dancer's headgear turned 90 degrees.
 
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:09 pm

The bird in Biman logo is a white crane flying against the background of a bright red sun symbolizing the free spirit of an independent nation.


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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:24 pm

SQ Golden Dove??Since when??Its just a stylised bird...which SQ has named Silver Kris.But in actual fact Silver Kris doesnt mean bird.Its an ancient malaysian ceremonial dagger.SQ just names it that like it names its magazine Silver Kris magazine...and Silver Kris Lounge.
 
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:58 am

The weirdest logo I reckon has to go to AirAsia - what the hell is that?
 
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:06 am

"The weirdest logo I reckon has to go to AirAsia - what the hell is that?"

It is a Thai character (language reference).
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:36 pm

I don't think so - since AirAsia has been flying for some time before its recent launch into Thailand in December 2003. Being a Malaysian carrier - I would also doubt they would use a Thai logo.


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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:08 am

It's a character, so let's just leave it at that. It represents something, so I wouldn't dare call it weird.
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:22 pm

Err.... I think it represents someone pouring milk? And at the bottom of the fuselage depicts the splashes when the white liquid hits the ground?
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:04 am

Air Niugini's is a Bird of Paradise


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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:12 pm

"...It's a character, so let's just leave it at that. It represents something, so I wouldn't dare call it weird..."

Well its not a terrible good one at representing anything Malaysian - since no Malaysians (incl this ex-Malaysian) seem to know what it depicts.
 
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RE: Airlines Logo's In Asia

Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:32 pm

Pouyazad
Thanks a lot for your reply. For me it was looking like a horse and I might have also mixed it up with the flying horse from the earlier story of Mohamed.

I'm having bit fun of the discussion about MAS's logo ...
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