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New Livery For PIA Soon

Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:56 pm

Apparently "the body of the aircraft symbolises each province while the tail has a bluish design that you get to seen on tiles from interior sindh..the ones that are hand painted..very cultural.. "

3M in Pakistan have been given the responsibility of placing the new livery on the entire fleet. First aircraft in the new livery is expected on the new 777LR Jan/Feb 06.
 
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Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:04 pm

Good news  Smile

I quite like the current livery, but only on the 772's  Smile


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Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:31 pm

Didn't they just get new colors as seen on the 777 in reply 1?
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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:56 am

Well good. That white scheme is dreadful and has no character. It didnt last long either.
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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:18 am

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 2):
Didn't they just get new colors as seen on the 777 in reply 1?

Yep!

Maybe the customer feedback hasn't been too positive? It is a little bland!
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Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:09 am

i hope the new colours will be good...but I was hoping PK would keep the "dreamliner livery" for their new -200LR and just paint the tail something else..

Quoting GF-A330 (Thread starter):
e body of the aircraft symbolises each province



Quoting GF-A330 (Thread starter):
.the ones that are hand painted..very cultural..

that's the part which i'm not too enthusiastic about...hopefully they will look good..
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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:18 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 4):
Maybe the customer feedback hasn't been too positive?

Yep -

Quoting DeltaWings (Reply 3):
That white scheme is dreadful and has no character.
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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:03 am

Why a new livery already - the last one is not that old!?
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Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:54 am

Quoting SpiPLANE (Reply 7):
Why a new livery already - the last one is not that old!?

because a sizeable majority of ppl who work for PIA and who give PIA business i.e. Pakistani based travel agents in PAK and those abroad have disliked this current livery and have made it no big secret. It is due to this feedback that the livery will be changing and thank god for that !!!

The original PIA livery was much better than this present nonsense...what was even better was the "Pashmina" tail design implemented on the first few ex CX B 743s!!!

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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:26 am

Hmmm,

I didn't see this coming, but interesting to see what PK will be coming with. The way I read it here, will this new livery have a similar idea to the Air India Express low-cost airline? This airline also has typical Hindi (India) cultural features on their 738s such as the elephant and musical instruments. If so, I think the livery will become a very nice one Big grin


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Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:36 am

PK stole LY's livery design. Compare theirs with LY's. Both have the flag on the tail and both have the stripe on the fuselage.
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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:36 am

Quoting GF-A330 (Thread starter):
the body of the aircraft symbolises each province while the tail has a bluish design that you get to seen on tiles from interior sindh..the ones that are hand painted..very cultural

Example of tile from the Sindh region:

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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:35 am

Thank god. PIA's livery is so bland, and boring it puts one to sleep!
 
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Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:31 pm

Evidently some of DL's old managment has moved to PIA?  silly 
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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:35 pm

Maybe PIA should wait until ELAL changes its livery, so they can copy it...again.  Wink  Big grin

Seriously, good for them.I love the combination of blue and green.



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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:06 pm

I said the same about Mexicana's new livery -- such a bland design doesn't go with such a colorful country!

Im very glad that PIA's changing this latest thing. Euro-white with one weak swoosh is SO past tense (someone tell Air New Zealand too!) .. and on the tail - i mean no offense here if I'm not realizing what it is- but it looks lilke the Rolling Stones lips and tongue symbol - what is it?!

Bravo to PIA for ditching the ho-hum!!
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Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:27 pm

Quoting F27XXX (Reply 15):
(someone tell Air New Zealand too!) .. and on the tail - i mean no offense here if I'm not realizing what it is- but it looks lilke the Rolling Stones lips and tongue symbol - what is it?!

It is a Maori symbol. Not sure what exactly. It's called the Koru. Has had its place on NZ aircraft for a long time.
 
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Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:56 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 9):
The way I read it here, will this new livery have a similar idea to the Air India Express low-cost airline? This airline also has typical Hindi (India) cultural features on their 738s such as the elephant and musical instruments.

In fact Air India Express even has different colours on each side of the same plane!

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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:13 am

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 16):
It is a Maori symbol. Not sure what exactly. It's called the Koru. Has had its place on NZ aircraft for a long time.

No, i wasnt referering to the NZ logo - just the boring Euro-White livery of theirs - - the logo I meant was the current PIA is currently using on their tail. Sorry bout that - i did word that sentence badly.

I know its supposed to be a weirdly distorted angle-d flag, but it looks like a cross between the Rolling Stones logo and Bart Simpson - check it out:

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In any case, im glad to hear this insipid dull livery is going! Hopefully the new one will be something like this:

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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:25 am

Quoting F27XXX (Reply 18):
I know its supposed to be a weirdly distorted angle-d flag, but it looks like a cross between the Rolling Stones logo and Bart Simpson

If you are referring to the flag itself, the flag illustrates the moon and star symbolic to the Islam and therefor all Islamic countries. Every islamic airline has this on their national flags except for (Saudi) Arabian airlines who use other islamic symbols and of course their arabian language.

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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:34 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 19):
If you are referring to the flag itself

No, just the weird way it's angled on the tail and what that odd angle makes it looks like from a distance till u realize that its the flag. Its ugly. Thats all im saying. The one before it was much nicer.
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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:39 am

Quoting F27XXX (Reply 20):
The one before it was much nicer.

Oww okay, I misunderstood you. I hope PK's new livery will be something totally different too as their current livery is more like a El Al copy in my opinion.

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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:59 am

Quoting F27XXX (Reply 18):
In any case, im glad to hear this insipid dull livery is going! Hopefully the new one will be something like this:

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I agree. The current livery is hideous. An aqua/blue-green mosaic tail design would look fresh and (if done right) stylish.
 
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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:33 am

Can anyone provide any updates on the 777-200 LR? whats its current status, whether its been painted into the PIA scheme.
 
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RE: New Livery For PIA Soon

Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:22 pm

Great news! The newest PIA livery is SO UGLY! Somehow the pic of the 777 in reply 1 doesn't look as horrible, must be the right angle and light and airplane.., yet the old one look good anytime.

If the colors are a combination of green and blues that should hopefully be a great livery (although I'm not expecting much based on the trendy crappy new liveries recently) It will be great to see PIA with a bold, distinctive livery though, rather than with their copy of EL ALs terrible new scheme.

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 8):
because a sizeable majority of ppl who work for PIA and who give PIA business i.e. Pakistani based travel agents in PAK and those abroad have disliked this current livery and have made it no big secret. It is due to this feedback that the livery will be changing and thank god for that !!!

Or maybe they've been reading the comments on a.net LOL


I keep thinking those flags on PIAs tails are pirate flags.