carmenlu15
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Central American Liveries, Past & Present

Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:05 pm

There has been much discussion about the creativity (or lack thereof) displayed at the present time by Central American airlines.


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Whereas you could find much more colorful liveries in past times (just to name two):


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Which are/were your favorite liveries from airlines in the region?

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RE: Central American Liveries, Past & Present

Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:59 pm

My favority is SAHSA! Wishing a new Honduran carrier adopts this livery!
 
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RE: Central American Liveries, Past & Present

Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:11 pm

I always liked the Aviateca amd SAHSA liveries. What is happening in Cental America is the same as in the western USA. The colorful airlines of the west were eaten up by the mega carriers...PSA, AirCal, Western, Hughes Airwest and a host of smaller carriers. I am happy to see COPA remaining independent. Its livery is a take off on Continental, its mentor company.
 
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RE: Central American Liveries, Past & Present

Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:09 am

I always liked LR's 1980s colours which they used on the BAC One-Elevens, 727s and even on their DC-8F. They're much more pleasant to the eyes than TA's standard Eurowhite.  stirthepot  Plus, those old 80's colours would have looked excellent on the 757 (had they taken delivery of them) or a widebody.

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I don't know what the hell they were thinking when they replaced those colours with the horrible Eurowhite scheme that was introduced with their first batch of A320s in 1989.  irked  Only the tail made up a bit for it.
 
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RE: Central American Liveries, Past & Present

Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:46 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 3):
I always liked LR's 1980s colours which they used on the BAC One-Elevens, 727s and even on their DC-8F. They're much more pleasant to the eyes than TA's standard Eurowhite.

*looks at the photo of the LR plane*

*looks again*

*looks yet again*


Okay... is it just me... or does the LR livery look, um, rather white?  duck 

Just kidding  Wink I agree, it's a great colorful livery, shame it's no longer around...
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RE: Central American Liveries, Past & Present

Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:02 am

Check out my Album... all about Nicaragua... the evolution...

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...+lo+Nicoya%21%21&album_creator=MGA

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RE: Central American Liveries, Past & Present

Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:53 pm

Quoting MGA (Reply 5):
Check out my Album... all about Nicaragua... the evolution...

Nice liveries there, thanks for sharing.  thumbsup 



Speaking of color... Today I was talking with a coworker and somehow airplanes came up in the conversation. "You know something?" he said, "I still remember the very first jets Aviateca had... Ever heard of 'las papayas voladoras'?"


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The BAC One Eleven, in tropical colors. Big grin
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RE: Central American Liveries, Past & Present

Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:37 pm

Quoting MGA (Reply 5):
Check out my Album... all about Nicaragua... the evolution...

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...+lo+Nicoya%21%21&album_creator=MGA

MGA

Hi MGA,
I have two questions.

Did LANICA become AeroNica or was it just a separate airline that either merged into it or went bankrupt?

I m sure you have flown Aeronica several times. How was the service onboard?

Regards

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