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Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:17 am

All

Due to be announced today, Virgin Blue's new subsidiary doing AUST/USA will be called

V AUSTRALIA !

The logo has been released also - Red Tail with stars .... and a styled union jack in faint silver at the rear of
the plane ....

Should be on their website .... www.virginblue.com.au very soon !

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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:38 am

Quoting Industrybuff (Thread starter):

V AUSTRALIA !

Sighs, Can't they just call the entire operation Virgin Australia? Please? Screw SQ and there agreement., brand recognition is a must. Its harder to keep a brand together when its divided into three operations. Plus, V Australia? Can't say I didn't see it coming, but, come on, Just rename the entire operation Pacific or Virgin Blue. Its like Delta operating as Song and FlyAmericaInt'l. for transcons and International routes, stupid.

Edit: or just rename the whole operation V Australia. Something that makes it possible for the three brands to merge into one brand for DJ.

[Edited 2007-07-25 04:39:34]
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:04 pm

V Australia?!

Sorry, don't like it. It stacks up now but it's not a name that lasts, sounds like a fad.

Personally, Matilda Blue would've got my vote, at least that sounds Australian without being overtly so.

Here's the DJ announcement on their web-site:
http://www.virginblue.com.au/about_u...hp?co=vb&artdate=072007#news250707

Quote:
[b]Introducing 'V Australia' - Virgin Blue Announces Name of New International Longhaul Airline and Livery{/b]

Wednesday 25 July 2007: Competition on the Trans Pacific route is a step closer with the official announcement in Sydney today of the name of Virgin Blue's new long haul carrier and flagship aircraft.

Virgin Blue is also pleased to announce that yesterday it received formal confirmation from Australia's International Air Services Commission (IASC) that it has approval to operate return non-stop services between Australia and the United States commencing late 2008*.

"V Australia" will initially operate flights between the east coast of Australia and the west coast of the United States of America, with the first flight operated by a brand new B777-300ER launch aircraft named "Didgeree Blue".

The livery of "V Australia" was also unveiled today, keeping in touch with its Virgin Blue roots, but revealing a contemporary look which will launch a new era of competition on the Trans Pacific route. The airline will sport a smart silver fuselage with a red tail featuring the stars of the Southern Cross and elements of the Australian flag.

It will be the fourth airline in the Virgin Blue Group of Airlines including multi award winning domestic carrier Virgin Blue, New Zealand based airline Pacific Blue and Polynesian Blue, the joint venture airline between Virgin Blue and the Government of Samoa.

Virgin Blue put out a call to all Australians as part of a nationwide "Name the Airline" competition in conjunction with MIX FM radio station to help name the new international airline.

The competition attracted approximately 5942 entries which included some especially creative suggestions such as "Randy Roo Airlines", "Choo Choo Flying Big Blue" and "Pineapple Airlines".

The clear favourite was however eventually selected by the judges from the thousands of entries with "V Australia", nominated by Teresa Manuel from Sydney, unanimously voted as the best name for the new airline.

"Didgeree Blue", suggested by Irene Wilson of Brisbane, was also chosen as the perfect name to grace the nosecone of V Australia's flagship and launch aircraft.

Virgin Blue Airlines Group Chief Executive, Brett Godfrey, said, "We had an amazing response to help name the airline and V Australia stood out among the entries. It is nice and simple, easily recognised, both understated and obvious and has a clear Australian identity".

"This is the first time in decades Australia has a start-up long haul international airline and we look forward to bringing competitive air fares and a new style of service to the Trans Pacific market".

Commenting on the new livery Brett Godfrey continued, "It is important for us to use the Southern Cross not only for its geographic connotations, but also for its place in Australian aviation folklore. Southern Cross was also the name of Charles Kingsford Smith's aircraft as the intrepid aviator opened the world to Australia with his record breaking long distance flights and we think it appropriate to reflect the very best of a modern confident Australia taking to the skies".

V Australia has also applied for permission from the United States Government to commence services in November 2008 and is continuing its progress with the development of its launch route network, product and fare structure.

* Subject to regulatory approval


[Edited 2007-07-25 05:08:21]
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:07 pm

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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:41 pm

 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:42 pm

That tail is very Qantas-esque.......
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:45 pm

Could DJ have made any worse a descision? Awful name ugly livery. QF will be laughing
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:49 pm

Yes truemanQLD - QF will be laughing on the other side of DJ's face .... the name is really bad .... and the lettering chosen is very bad ..... all this a day after QF annouces amazing changes to air travel for Australians... me thinks that V Australia rushed to get there name out there to try to cash in on some of the goodwill created by the QF news ...

Given the livery and logo, I doubt that i will be too interested in their onboard product !

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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:04 pm

Guys are you serious? You can't really be writing this off so quickly. DJ are very successful at building brand and they have got just over a year to build brand around V-Australia. This is just the outside of the plane. Isn't it whats on the inside that will matter more? I think QF will not be as relaxed about it all as you make them out to be. They have got to focus on all their changes, new aircraft etc and not worry about DJ. It's a rule of business that you start to loose when you focus on what your competitor is doing.
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:08 pm

I gotta agree with the nay-sayers. The name totally lacks any of DJ's usual flair. It really does sound like a rushed decision. Sure, there were legal problems with the use of both or either words "Virgin" (the well-known SQ issues) as well as "Blue" (due to objections from JetBlue), but even so...

As for the new colour scheme, it looks like a cross between Qantas & Etihad ! Yecchhh !!

I'm sure being DJ and still having some of the VS "DNA" about it, the on-board products & service will be great, and I look forward to trying it. But sofar, not a promising start I have to say.

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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:12 pm

Flyjetstar your comments have some merit.... however from my perspective if DJ had of released it all
at once, I would have been far more interested ... the paint job looks foul .... and the name is very very
bad ! I bet that the majority of low cost pax that travels with them will call them V - pure and simple....
very few people now call Virgin Blue buy its full name - they drop the blue .....

As for the product, it would want to be SPECTACULAR to outstrip QF and the A380 over the pacific....
and from the DJ that I know now - I dont expect anything spectacular at all .....

Sorry just my .5c worth ....

On a side note - go the club if the USD $ !

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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:15 pm

I need a better picture and quickly
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:22 pm

At the end of the day, the average ticket buyer looking for a deal isn't going to care if you call it your aunty's knitting basket, as long as it gets them from point A to point B in one piece.

The "I'll only fly a 747 or A380" set will be few and far between, and not necessairly V-Australia's target audience. Yeah, they could have done better. They could have come up with something with cachet. But at the end of the day it's how much are their tickets, and do they fly where the punters want to fly. People will even put up with 15 hours in the back end of a 767 on Air Canada if the price is right and it gets them where they're going.
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:25 pm

No more aircraft images yet.

 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:31 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 12):
the average ticket buyer looking for a deal isn't going to care if you call it your aunty's knitting basket

I agree to a point. BUT marketing has a lot to do with it. I am imagining that they think people will call it Virgin AUSTRALIA. And as for the livery - from what I see it looks like something a 12 year old would do on photoshop. A livery needs style
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:34 pm

I must say, i feel quite underwhelmed by the name and logo. It does not have the Virgin flair and feel to it. It's a bit bland in my opinion, but i'm sure Virgin would have thought long and hard on this.

I would have chosen Matilda Blue for a name and chosen a scheme with a bit more contrast.
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:35 pm

Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 14):
I am imagining that they think people will call it Virgin AUSTRALIA.

I imagine that you've accurately captured exactly what will happen. This harms them how?
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:40 pm

Ewwwwwwwwwwww that livery is AWFUL. What's up with the massive Union Jack? I thought we were going down the Republic route at some stage?  rotfl   duck 

Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 14):
UT marketing has a lot to do with it. I am imagining that they think people will call it Virgin AUSTRALIA.

Great point. It is a good way of getting the Virgin implications in there without offending SQ.
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:43 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 16):
Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 14):
I am imagining that they think people will call it Virgin AUSTRALIA.

I imagine that you've accurately captured exactly what will happen. This harms them how?

How many people talk about flying BNE-SYD? I know many who call it Virgin and not Virgin Blue. So I am sure they will market as "part of the Virgin Blue Airlines" so yes maybe it's not that bad.

Now the livery still makes me worried
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:46 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 16):
Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 14):
I am imagining that they think people will call it Virgin AUSTRALIA.

I imagine that you've accurately captured exactly what will happen. This harms them how?

How many people talk about flying BNE-SYD? I know many who call it Virgin and not Virgin Blue. So I am sure they will market as "part of the Virgin Blue Airlines" so yes maybe it's not that bad.

Now the livery still makes me worried

Provided the cabin layout and config is good they will have it all over UA and much of the QF market. Now I am just hoping they focus on routes from BNE to somewhere else other than (but maybe including) LAX

Anyway I will be on the first flight!
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:46 pm

Quoting Flyjetstar (Reply 13):
No more aircraft images yet.

MMM a lot of thought went into this baby
Makes the QF updated livery a pure masterpiece
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:46 pm

An article from the Sydney Morning Herald:

However, amid speculation Singapore Air is considering selling its stake, V Australia will allow Virgin Blue to easily rebadge the carrier Virgin Australia. "There may be some tweaking at the edges," Mr Godfrey said.
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:42 pm

I think it's okay; it'll probably look better in the clear light of day; the lighting on the fuselage will be interesting. Mind you, I do agree that the tail is a bit too like Qantas's.

The one thing that surprises me is the name: apparently the name "Didgeree Blue" won. I'm noticing a distinct absence of blue in the scheme and was just wondering why they still need to play on Blue ... Can't they play on the "V", e.g. "V-jet" (okay, maybe not that!) ...
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:20 pm

Quoting Article on SMH.com.au

"Tourism Minister Fran Bailey, who has been a advocate for more competition on the route, said: "V Australia will deliver a shot in the arm to aviation capacity across the Pacific route."

"Far too many Americans have missed out on a holiday to Australia due to a lack of capacity on the Pacific Route."


Is Fran Bailey kidding ? QF operates atleast 4x 747s full of pax to AUS each day - together with UA 2x 747's - and the transport minister says far too many Americans have missed out on a holiday to Australia due to the lack of capacity ...

And with V operating 4 flights a week to USA I hardly consider that a shot in the arm for capacity across the pacific

Fran is, clearly, off her rocker !

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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:33 pm

The livery is FANTASTIC. The silver is beautiful, and really makes the 777-300ER look amazing - especially with the massive GE90s slung under the wings! The large union jack, and the stars are very classic.

And the name, V-Australia is quite obviously as close to Virgin Australia as allowed, and I would think it will be marketed strongly as "a Virgin (Blue) international airline".

Flyjetstar - where are you getting these images from?
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:40 pm

Quoting Industrybuff (Reply 23):
And with V operating 4 flights a week to USA I hardly consider that a shot in the arm for capacity across the pacific

Actually 10 per week!

Quoting Industrybuff (Reply 23):
Fran is, clearly, off her rocker !

Typical of the uninformed comments from the toursim industry!

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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:45 pm

Gemuser

I recall reading that the current agreement for air services between USA and AUS allows new carriers
a max of 4 flights per week in their first year of operation ?

Do you know of something different ?

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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:04 pm

Quoting Industrybuff (Reply 7):
me thinks that V Australia rushed to get there name out there to try to cash in on some of the goodwill created by the QF news ...

VirginBlue have many specialist staff with much experience behind them, who have all been working for several years on slowly but surely launching this product...

Quoting Industrybuff (Reply 10):
As for the product, it would want to be SPECTACULAR to outstrip QF and the A380 over the pacific....
and from the DJ that I know now

And spectacular it may well be. We don't know yet, so watch this space. VirginBlue and PacificBlue are currently working on gradually repositioning their products in the marketplace, so "flair" really isn't the game they want to play anymore, and the DJ to come won't be the DJ that you know now.

Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 14):
A livery needs style

Well just as well this livery has it in bucketloads. VERY VERY classy.

Quoting Mal787 (Reply 20):
Makes the QF updated livery a pure masterpiece

Um, get your magnifying glass out to even SEE the changes to QF's livery. A great way to spend millions on almost nothing, great work Qantas.
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:44 pm

Quoting Industrybuff (Reply 26):
I recall reading that the current agreement for air services between USA and AUS allows new carriers a max of 4 flights per week in their first year of operation ?Do you know of something different ?

DJ has APPLIED for 10 services a week. Its on the USDOT's website.

The air service agreement is some what vague. You can just as well read it as an airline must operate a minimum of 4 services a week. My understanding is that this is the Oz governments position. So far the USDOT has not done anything to challenge that, although I also understand that the opposite position was put by UA during the hearing before JQ was granted permission to operate to HNL.

We will just have to wait & see, but I suspect a deal has already been done. If not we will see a diplomatic response if the USDOT refuse the 10 per week application.

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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:55 pm

Thanks for clarifying Gemuser .... it certainly is vague ...

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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:41 pm

Quoting DJ738 (Reply 27):
Um, get your magnifying glass out to even SEE the changes to QF's livery. A great way to spend millions on almost nothing, great work Qantas

I was actually being sarcastic with that remark.
I honestly think they are both a bit boring , Its justy a shame they wasted money on them

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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:12 pm

I think its an awesome livery and it will grow on people.

Quoting Melpax (Reply 5):
That tail is very Qantas-esque.......

The red tail and white/silverish fuselage reminds me of the Virgin Atlantic livery rather than the Qantas colour scheme.
Is it just me or is V Australia's and Virgin Atlantic's colour schemes are subtlety similar.

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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:46 pm

Wait - so why cant they call themselves Virgin Australia? Did I miss something?? If thats such a problem, why not Virgin Oz or Virgin Aussie?
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:52 pm

I have to admit the aircraft looks a bit to much like Qantas for me !!! I dont really like the name but i understand why they choose it , hoping to change to Virgin Australia in the future which i do like .. As for the logo i personally am not a big fan of it .. The livery does look quite smart thou ..the interesting thing thou with the southern cross on the tail and the union jack on the body of the 777 the Australian flag is sort of upside down on V Australia !!! One thing i dont like is how you can hardly read the Australia bit on the plane its a pity that it was not more visible ..
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:10 pm

Quoting ThirteenRight (Reply 32):
Wait - so why cant they call themselves Virgin Australia? Did I miss something?? If thats such a problem, why not Virgin Oz or Virgin Aussie?

When SQ brought into Virgin Atlantic it also made sure any new ( virgin ) airline had to get its approval before it was allowed to use the virgin name ..
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:13 pm

It's WAY too much like a blend of QF and AN , which in my opinion are two airlines that should remain separate for their own beautiful reasons. Australia isn't Australia because of a union jack and a bunch of stars, it's so much more - and I don't think Virgin have been able to capture that with it's current proposed livery...
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:26 pm

I am not a fan of the V Australia name; I guess it could have been worse.

Maybe V Australia could be Virgin Australia if SQ give it the go ahead.
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:44 pm

Livery and name are awful...Pacific Blue would have been better.

What is up with the huge Union Jack?
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:09 pm

Could look good if the tail were blue (why have the same colour scheme as Qantas... not very original) and that Union Jack had some colour to it. That paint type looks like the Boeing shadow scheme used on the 77W demo plane in house colours. It looked OK. The artist's impression might not do it justice.
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:35 pm

Errrrr.....whats wrong with Virgin Blue or Virgin Australia?
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:48 pm

V Australia. Well I must say, the name is very inter..e..s...t.......ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

They should have stuck with Pacific Blue.

Edited for spelling.

[Edited 2007-07-25 16:50:02]
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:35 am

Quoting BNE (Reply 37):
I am not a fan of the V Australia name; I guess it could have been worse.

Maybe V Australia could be Virgin Australia if SQ give it the go ahead.

I think that it is very likely that V Australia is simply a holding name until they are permitted to use the Virgin Australia name (as Godfrey himself more or less admitted in the SMH article linked in reply 21). Once SQ sell their shares in Virgin, I think that SRB will be allowed to use the Virgin brand as he sees fit and will undoubtedly allow V Australia to become Virgin Australia (in fact I don't think that it is beyond the realm of possibility that Virgin Blue could one day be renamed Virgin Australia itself - unless they want to do a Qantas and Jetstar strategy themselves).

But I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for SQ to ok the name change, if they were ok with it they would have allowed V Australia to use the name that they clearly want to use already.
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:15 am

I think the V Australia logo thing looks really nice - the V with the stars in it and the Australia in the Virgin Blue font...

However, I think the aircraft looks awful, really awful... the tail design is atrocious! Maybe it'll look better on the real aircraft.

Perhaps the whole thing is just interim - they might be Virgin Australia with a livery closer to the current Virgin if SQ sells the shares (SELL SQ, SELL SELL!)
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:02 am

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 17):
Ewwwwwwwwwwww that livery is AWFUL. What's up with the massive Union Jack?



Quoting Mal787 (Reply 20):
Makes the QF updated livery a pure masterpiece



Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 38):
What is up with the huge Union Jack?

I can't agree with you guys I'm afraid. I really like the livery. And DUH the Union Jack is part of your freaking flag you Aussies... did you happen to notice the stars too?

The QF update was peanuts, they changed the roo foot. WOO! Quite the livery update. I was about as shocked as the time when Brussels Airlines adjusted the number of dots in the B logo so that people wouldn't be superstitious about having 13 dots... It was about just as noticeable as this QF update.

That being said... why didn't they just stay as Virgin Blue? And where did Pacific Blue, I seem to have missed that...
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:17 am

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 44):
That being said... why didn't they just stay as Virgin Blue? And where did Pacific Blue, I seem to have missed that...

As people keep repeating -

SQ owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic and it was a stipulation that Virgin Blue only be used within Australia. They are not permitted to use the Virgin name for any flights outside of Australia - hence Polynesian Blue, Pacific Blue and V Australia.
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:20 am

Quoting Industrybuff (Reply 7):

Given the livery and logo, I doubt that i will be too interested in their onboard product !

You are kidding? You choose an airline on how good it looks and sounds???

That is the strangest thing I have heard in a very long time!
 
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:38 am

Blue could not be used in the name due to objections from JetBlue which would have meant the name could not be marketed in the US.

I don't mind the livery, almost a blend of Virgin Atlantic and BMi. I am guessing that if SQ do in fact sell that the name will quickly become Virgin Australia and the stars will disappear from the tail to be replaced by the traditional Virgin logo. DJ needs to launch it int'l ops however and cannot wait until the ownership issues of the Virgin name are resolved so V Australia will have to persist until all of this is sorted out.
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:03 am

The Southern Cross looks more like the one on New Zealand's flag than Australia's (?????).
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airbear
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:06 am

That's it !!! It was bothering me all of yesterday, but now at last I know what the V Aust. tail graphics remind me of.

Namely, if you substitute the old yellow/orange for red, and the flowers for stars, you've just re-invented the early-1970's Aloha Airlines scheme. Peace man, far out. Groovy !
 
cjbmibe
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RE: Virgin Blue Names New International Subsidiary

Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:18 am

Just one thing guys - its not the union jack... until it has an ocean ditching.
Its the Union Flag unless its aboard a ship.


Otherwise I think its a good idea calling it V Australia in the hope someday they could call it Virgin Australia. It would be more fitting for the whole group to be renamed Virgin Australia Group with the different airlines operating as Virgin xxx.
The livery is quite QF-esque but maybe its not finalised and if you care to notice that the DJ site didnt have an official picture, it may be the one we've seen is a mock up of how people think they'll copy QF.
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