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Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:49 am


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Does anyone else think this is boring compared to old Germanwings Livery?

I know its a part of LH group, but dont you think it was unnecessary to make it obvious? The grey is really boring!

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Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:12 am

I do agree that the livery is rather boring, but it's not as bad as some other liveries of the past 3 years.

I personally don't see any reason why they should have changed it at all.
 
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Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:19 am

assume it was needed to get less LLC and more boring = more towards an image of an "normal" carrier
 
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Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:26 am

I guess they wanted to point out that this is the "new Germanwings" , which is taking over basically all of LH operations outside of its FRA and MUC hubs.
Therefore they needed a refreshed livery that clearly states "this is still LH".
Check out the wings and horizontal tail surfaces. They are white painted just like LH.
And the fuselage paint is basically the same as well.
I don´t think Germanwings can be considered a low cost airlines
I would say it is the evolution of the european network carrier which differentiates its
product from the long haul carriers in offering more flexibility in terms of fare structures,
lower operating costs, etc.
It´s much alike what other major European airlines have done in the past.

It´s how Lufthansa plans to bring back in shape its domestic and european sector.

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Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:35 am

Real shame. The old livery was much nicer. One of the very few around in our neck of the woods that wasn'taalmost all white.
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Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:03 am

Very poor livery indeed...

The old one was not great as well (strange yellow and purple), although the silver had a higher end look than the "euro white plus grey belly".

Also the font is very poorly designed... if you want to call this design.

Seems like Lufthansa was in a mouse-trap here: Creating a new low cost image (therefore the new paint scheme), while taking parts of Lufthansa (grey belly, strange "Lufthansa Group" sign next to the front door), kicking out the nice silver color (old Germanwings), while keeping the strange yellow and purple, and keeping the old name "Germanwings" instead of creating a new name altogether.

"Lufthansa Express" some years ago seemed more logical to me.
 
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Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:19 am

I don't really think it's too bad. Minus the engines. That hue just does not gel with the rest of the livery.
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Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:16 am

To me this looks like the new livery of Austrian...
 
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:37 am

Boring. When I first saw the thumbnail picture I thought it was TAP aircraft due to the tail!

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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:49 am

Quoting jayeshrulz (Thread starter):
I know its a part of LH group, but dont you think it was unnecessary to make it obvious?

It was indeed necessary as Germanwings will take over all flights that are not from FRA and MUC. They need to make passengers aware that they are still on a Lufthansa flight.
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:03 pm

The business background for the livery change has been dicussed here: Germanwings To Offer Business Class

Quoting Setjet (Reply 5):
Also the font is very poorly designed... if you want to call this design.

This the special LH-version of Helvetica, that is used by the airline since years. There's a reason Helvetica is a classic and it's surely not that it's "poorly designed".
 
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:45 pm

On a wet grey Northern Germany winters day the new livery should look a lot brighter than the old one, At Cologne last weekend the planes nearly merged into the background.

Will they be making other alterations to the image ? As the browny/purply band is going will they be scrapping the cabin crews similarly coloured "frumpsuits" at the same time ?
 
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:56 pm

what I dont get is what the tail design should transmit. Why in the world red white red with that strange transparent orange stripes??

how is that connected to the name germanwings?? pretty bad and senseless artwork if you ask me.
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:05 pm

Quoting macc (Reply 12):
what I dont get is what the tail design should transmit. Why in the world red white red with that strange transparent orange stripes??

how is that connected to the name germanwings?? pretty bad and senseless artwork if you ask me.

If I only could remember where, but I read that the tail design is meant to represent the connection between Lufthansa (yellow) and Germanwings (purple). True, the purple stands out much more against the white background than the yellow does, but with that explanation it makes sense, even if it's not too obvious.
 
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:21 pm

So on key domestic routes outside the hubs like MUC - BER or FRA - HAM will only LH operated them or will there be a mix of them and Germanwings?
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:27 pm

Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 14):
So on key domestic routes outside the hubs like MUC - BER or FRA - HAM will only LH operated them or will there be a mix of them and Germanwings?

Nope. These are "hub routes" since they include FRA and MUC. Thus they will be mainline LH flights. DUS-TXL/BER will be operated by 4U though.
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:14 pm

Could the fact that Germanwings is inheriting some LH frames be the reason for the new livery???

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...-nearly-30-lufthansa-a320s-379923/
 
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:40 pm

Quoting dazeflight (Reply 10):
This the special LH-version of Helvetica, that is used by the airline since years. There's a reason Helvetica is a classic and it's surely not that it's "poorly designed".

Well, not really: Lufthansa is using "DLH Helvetica", a specifically designed derrivative of Helvetica, however somewhat bolder than standard Helvetica.

Seems that Germanwings is using "standard Helvetica". Somewhat appropriate for a low cost airline ("take what you can get for free, like a standard font, or white airplanes with grey bellies...), still not something that can be called "design". For Germanwings Lufthansa now dumbed their over decades carefully defined brand management and CI guidelines...

P.s.: Lowerfont names ("germanwings") are already outdated... same as smallprint like "Lufthansa Group", just remember the infamous "Thomas Cook - powered by Condor". Glad though they did not choose "www.germanwings.com" or "germanwings.com" as official name...
 
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:46 pm

I will miss that silver paint for sure.
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:03 pm

I guess it was to expected that the colors wouldn't improve when LH took over.
But to be honest I think it's not too horrible. Having said that I do think it's about time the EuroWhite "designers" retired.
It's getting a little old.
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:23 pm

Quoting jayeshrulz (Thread starter):


Does anyone else think this is boring compared to old Germanwings Livery?

I know its a part of LH group, but dont you think it was unnecessary to make it obvious? The grey is really boring!

Old Livery

Agreed. Though I prefer the current livery over this. Perhaps they will have some logo jets like German Wings has done in the past to break it up a bit.
 
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:44 pm

Maybe it's also easier with this livery to repaint all LH frames that go to 4U. They don't need to paint everything in Silver and can keep the "background". Could be a reason too.
I prefer the old one, but the new one is not bad in my opinion. The logo is nice, although I don't really get what it stands for.
If they want to show they're all still LH Group, why not take the same tail as LH but with another color, i.e. other way round (Blue crane on Yellow or Silver)...
 
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:55 pm

Quoting reifel (Reply 21):
If they want to show they're all still LH Group, why not take the same tail as LH but with another color, i.e. other way round (Blue crane on Yellow or Silver)...

You mean drag out this little gem of a livery?  
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:30 pm

I would imagine they don't want the new "cheap" brand to hurt the higher-end LH brand. So, have some similarities, but keep the looks very different from one another.
 
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:26 am

Quoting macc (Reply 12):
pretty bad and senseless artwork if you ask me.

Even worse, the tail logo doesn't match the group logo applied to the nose. There's not much to this livery but they still managed to muck it up.
 
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:47 am

Quoting dazeflight (Reply 10):
The business background for the livery change has been dicussed here: Germanwings To Offer Business Class

Quoting Setjet (Reply 5):
Also the font is very poorly designed... if you want to call this design.

This the special LH-version of Helvetica, that is used by the airline since years. There's a reason Helvetica is a classic and it's surely not that it's "poorly designed".

Ah, dint know that. So Germanwings is becoming a FSC?
Let me get this. A LCC offering a J class?

Which routes will these be operating out of anyway?
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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:22 am

To be honest, the whole result looks so "under construction", could it be that this livery is for transition time only, until they change the name to something else correlating better to its functionality as the European operator for LH?

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RE: Germanwings New Livery. Much Like Lufthansa

Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:06 pm

Quoting okAY (Reply 26):

Highly unlikely: In October the LH board decided among other options to keep the current name Germanwings, however with a new corporate identity and image. I don't see this changed again anytime soon. Which is a pitty...

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