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Who's Kept The Same Livery Longest!

Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:03 am

Hi!

Just thought I'd ask which airline has kept the same livery for the longest time. My guess would have to be American Airlines has the record for the longest. Is this right?

Also have you noticed any airlines which haven't changed their liverys in a long time. Ryanair in Europe comes to mind first to me. They've had pretty much the same thing for 15-20 years maybe I'm guessing.

Any thoughts welcome.

Many thanks.

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RE: Who's Kept The Same Livery Longest!

Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:03 pm

Quoting Ps76 (Thread starter):
Ryanair in Europe comes to mind first to me. They've had pretty much the same thing for 15-20 years maybe I'm guessing.

They changed their livery in 2003, although it wasn't a major rework.


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RE: Who's Kept The Same Livery Longest!

Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:15 pm

Outside small title changes, Air France has had its Euro-white livery since 1976.


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Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:22 pm


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Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:44 pm

American is definitely one of the longest running liveries, as it first appeared in the late 1960s:


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CO had a fairly long running livery prior to the merger with UA and the merged airlines adopting the CO livery (with the United name replacing the Continental name), as they first introduced the livery in 1991.
 
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Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:56 pm

This question has been asked several times before and the answer is that, with just a few minor modifications, the longest-running livery belongs to Royal Air Maroc:

1962:


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Fifty years later in 2012:


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RE: Who's Kept The Same Livery Longest!

Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:19 pm

American Airlines has to be the longest running without any sort of changes.
 
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Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:08 pm

KLM is pretty consistent with their livery. Always blue
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Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:40 pm

Except for their very early years, PR's livery has remained basically the same over the decades.....save for changes like the removal of the cheat lines, addition of the sunburst on the tail, and variations on the titles --- to keep up with the times.....

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Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:52 am

Here's another vote for AA with the longest lived, least changed, and most timeless livery of our time.
 
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RE: Who's Kept The Same Livery Longest!

Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:45 am

I thought Alitalia would be up there too,

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Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:56 am

Air India has used their "Palace in the sky" decoration around the cabin windows since 1971.

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