I agree! And I hope CO
doesn't change. But these days liveries seem to be much more short-lived than they were a couple of decades ago. Airlines seem to have "brand ADD
" these days, AA
being the single holdout I can think of.
's current livery was approximately comtemporary to NW
's "bowling-shoe" livery (both were introduced within a few years of one another), which was replaced in 2003. UAL's gray scheme, also introduced around the time of CO
's current colors, flew into the sunset this year. AirTran's lasted, what, six or seven years. Delta's Ron Allen scheme lasted three years. So it appears airline marketing folks don't always think like we do -- that color scheme isn't so critical.
I would not be surprised if the CO
livery changed, but I agree that it would be a shame to see the current scheme go.