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Qatar Airways New Livery!

Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:39 pm

A friend just SMSed me from ITB in Berlin that QR unveiled a new livery at Berlin, not much has changed apparently, they cropped the Antilope on the tail and applied billboard titles. They also dropped "Airways".

Anyone have some pics?
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:12 am

Take a look at www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl will show you a small photo

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:15 am

Hmm, looks pretty good on that A346. Not sure how good it will be on an A320 though.
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:21 am

I wonder if Qatar is leaning toward the A346 over the 777. That color scheme would look pretty good on a 777 or 77W.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:29 am

I like the current tail treatment over the new one but the billboard titles are nice.

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 3):
I wonder if Qatar is leaning toward the A346 over the 777. That color scheme would look pretty good on a 777 or 77W.

IIRC QR has ordered 20 773ERs

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:34 am

I thought QR was in re-evaluation mode on the long-haul jets.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:38 am

Quoting AirbusfanYYZ (Reply 4):
IIRC QR has ordered 20 773ERs

that's well up in the air now........in fact, they might even go with more Airbus planes.......
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:43 am

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 5):
I thought QR was in re-evaluation mode on the long-haul jets.

Here is the story from Flight International
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:09 am

Flight International revealed an artists impression of the livery:



Not bad but I personally prefer the old one...
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:14 am

The old livery is better - I don't care for oversized tail insignias like this one or the new United "U". I can hardly tell what it's supposed represent. Billboard titles have also always struck me as a bit tacky, lacking elegance.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:23 am

Looks good, but it follows EK and EY as they also have their name written in huge letters over the fuselage.


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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:31 am

It looks very good in my opinion. I have always like the Qatar Airways livery but this is a nice improvement.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:23 am

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 10):
Looks good, but it follows EK and EY

You are right, but QR livery is far prettier and appears to exhibit prestige, though I must say that Etihad livery is growing on me as well. Not a fan of EK's colours though.
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:25 am

I like it very much. Is it just me, or do I see a hint of the new aeroflot livery in the design?
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:37 am

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 13):
I like it very much. Is it just me, or do I see a hint of the new aeroflot livery in the design?

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Seriously, QR livery is just a slight change from the previous scheme which was one of the best out there along with the liveries of SAA and Royal Jordanian.
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:51 am

I do not like the old QR livery.

I find the new one much better, although, for me, it's cheap to put "Qatar" in bold. "Qatari" or "Qatar Air" would have been much better in my opinion. It's as if it's a government aircraft or a logo plane raising awareness of the country of Qatar, rather than an airline.

With regards to the EY livery, I think that there's something missing in there.

I also think that EK should go for a livery change sooner rather than later.

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:06 am

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 8):
Not bad but I personally prefer the old one...

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But let's wait and see. Maybe it will look smart on their 321's?!
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:44 am

Although I'm really fond of their old livery, this one looks very striking! Good work  Smile
 
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:53 am

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 8):
Not bad but I personally prefer the old one...

Same here, looks more professional IMHO. This looks more LCC'ish to me.
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:12 am

Any news as to when Qatar Airways plan on operating services to Sydney,Australia?

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:37 am

Quoting JoKeR (Thread starter):

Lokks like the designers had A380 in their mind. Not bad, just a slight change. I prefer that way of thinking more than complete change of corporate identity.

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 14):
QR livery is just a slight change from the previous scheme which was one of the best out there along with the liveries of SAA and Royal Jordanian

Now, they may be nice, but nothing is as nice as Royal Jordanian. If you have some argument against it, just say it JoKeR  box   wink 
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:39 am

Quoting JoKeR (Thread starter):

Lokks like the designers had A380 in their mind. Not bad, just a slight change. I prefer that way of thinking more than complete change of corporate identity.

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 14):
QR livery is just a slight change from the previous scheme which was one of the best out there along with the liveries of SAA and Royal Jordanian

Now, they may be nice, but nothing is as nice as Royal Jordanian. If you have some argument against it, just say it JoKeR  box   wink 
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:43 am

Liked the old one, liking the new one!

A nice little update in my opinion!
 
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Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:53 am

The old one was better IMO, it looked just right to me, I think its classic  Smile
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:05 am

I really liked the old one. But I think in real life the new one will also look good. I dont mind the 'billboard' size letters, unlike some other a.netters. I think it looks nice, takes up some of the otherwise empty space on the fuselage. Guess we'll just have to wait and see how it looks...i'm sure a pic will appear on a.net sooner or later...

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:12 am

Not bad... But the old one was more elegant and serious... At least in my eyes  Cool
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:44 pm

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 23):
The old one was better IMO, it looked just right to me, I think its classic Smile

I agree. I don't think the new livery is that bad per se, but compared to the old one, it's just....gross Big grin

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:51 pm

I also like the old one better... It seems like those big billboards is the latest trend among every airline. I think it is boring that they all have to look so similar.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:33 pm

The lounge looks mighty nice! What a way to travel! Reminds me of the Upper Class section on VS.

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:07 pm

A great new colorscheme!!!

I like these huge letters on airplanes!!!

(Why does LH have so small letters?!? )

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:20 pm

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 28):
The lounge looks mighty nice!

 eyepopping  No words can express my reaction better.

BTW, I heard that this is exactly how JAT 767s are going to look like  stirthepot 
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:29 pm

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 30):
I heard that this is exactly how JAT 767s are going to look like

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:42 pm

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 31):
In heaven!

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:44 pm

The tailfin design looks like an improvement but in different angles the brand mark looks a bit disabled. The fuselage titles look horrible and cheap. It's not an improvement. What a pitty a classy scheme is vanishing... Instead of being a leader Qatar chooses to become a follower.



http://www.qatarairways.com/phpwcms_tmp/thumb_preview/5_1036_zkj5jVlTDa.png

How would Qatar's present livery have looked in combination with the new tailfin design? I think very good due to the contrast of a big tailfin design and modest fuselage titles...

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:03 pm

Quoting OwlEye (Reply 33):
How would Qatar's present livery have looked in combination with the new tailfin design? I think very good due to the contrast of a big tailfin design and modest fuselage titles...

Totally agree on this point - the billboard titles do make it look "cheaper"
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:04 pm

In general the design looks good, but I can't say that about the Oryx on the tailfin.

First, it is too big, so if someone didn't know it is (supposed to be) Oryx, would never figure it out.

Second, the Oryx' shape has changed for worse; the old one is more sleek and elegant (more aerodynamic?). What's that, a beard or something? If it is a matter of aft-fuselage's shape and the view angle, then the placement is wrong.

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:21 pm

I prefer the old design. Far more elegant. I honestly would not be able to tell that was an onyx. At least with TAP and UA and MX you can actually tell what their giant tail logos are, but this just looks like scribbling. Also why is it such a fad to paint ur tailfin logo half off/ half on the tail??? It's realy not that cool!!! Next airlines to do it?? BA??, DL??, Qantas?? SQ?? It'll look hideous on those airlines. I hope Qatar did not pay for this makeover. I hope the CEO was bored one day and used paint to enlarge the logo. Come to think of it the font sucks on the billboard titles, he must've used paint!

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:05 am

My first reaction was that I really liked it. But then I saw the post with the two next to each other and i'm not so sure now.

They have dropped the "Airways" part, but they don't seem to have changed the Arabic writing on the fuselage (bearing in mind I don't speak/read arabic).

I think i'll have to see it in person.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:16 am

I like the current livery. The new on looks very LCC.

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:20 am

they new tail plus everything else from the old one would be the magic combination  Wink
well i guess the unveil a new livery with the arrival of the a380  Wink hehe

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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:05 pm

Actually I prefer it the other way round... The bigger QATAR titles and the old tail logo... I must admit the new tail logo is somewhat obscure... if people didn't know it was an Oryx, they wouldn't have a clue!
 
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:17 pm

Quoting Vasu (Reply 41):
if people didn't know it was an Oryx, they wouldn't have a clue!

Agreed. . . they have made a mess of it. It looks like an abstract design on the tail.
 
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RE: Qatar Airways New Livery!

Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:48 am

I prefer this one:


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