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German Airlines & EU

Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:02 am

I've noticed that, contrary to most European Airlines, no German airlines that I know of (Lufthansa, LTU, German Wings, Eurowings, etc.) display the EU flag along with the national flag. I just seemed odd to me; especially seeing that along with France Germany forms the EU backbone and muscle. Not reallyan interetsing or huge post, but if anyone else has some input/information I would appreciate it.
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RE: German Airlines & EU

Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:33 am

Actually the Spanish airlines don't do it also. The only airlines that I've seen displaying the flag are Air France and Virgin Express.
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RE: German Airlines & EU

Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:50 am

Austrian is displaying the European flag as well. AF use it more as a design element.

Good question, though.
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RE: German Airlines & EU

Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:54 pm

The European Commission said:
"The Commission shares the view that the Union's logo, i.e the flag with yellow stars, helps in a positive manner and in many different contexts to make the European identity known throughout the world. The Commission is therefore pleased to see a number of airlines displaying the logo on their aircraft.
However, the Commission does not take the view that the use of the Union's logo by European airlines should be made compulsory.
Moreover, the use of the logo is in all cases subject to prior authorisation in accordance with the agreement concluded between the European Community and the Council of Europe which is the legal owner of the logo.
 
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RE: German Airlines & EU

Tue Apr 27, 2004 6:04 pm

German airlines don't carry the EU flag...?


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RE: German Airlines & EU

Tue Apr 27, 2004 6:34 pm

KLM and Martinair also have EU flags besides the dutch flag.

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RE: German Airlines & EU

Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:14 pm

Dont know if SAS have the €U-flag on the fusulage!!!
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RE: German Airlines & EU

Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:22 pm

Solnabo: Since Norway is not part of the EU, putting the flag on SAS planes would probably not be a good idea. Or maybe they can put 2/3 of the flag on there  Big grin
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RE: German Airlines & EU

Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:25 pm

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Riiiight......I forgot that! (bleeding norse)*JOKE*

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RE: German Airlines & EU

Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:41 pm

SN used to have the Belgian and the EU flag on the engines. Not shure if SN Brussels still has them...
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RE: German Airlines & EU

Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:16 am

Some Alitalia a/c wear it :


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RE: German Airlines & EU

Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:30 am

I forgot AIR AUSTRAL, based at Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean...
Reunion Island is a French Overseas Departement, so fully part of the EU !!!


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RE: German Airlines & EU

Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:57 am

Here in Finland Finnair uses the flag of Finland and EU on their planes... But Finncomm airlines and Air Finland don't use them. Blue1, subsidiary of SAS has only the finnish flag painted on their aircrafts.

Like EUSWISS wrote, the usage of flags isn't compulsory... My personal opinion is that it is good to see both flags just next to register. For an average passenger it might be difficult to understand from what country some airline is, so maybe small flags will give some tips to them...  Smile

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