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The Centenary: British Airways Reveals Retro BOAC Livery on 747

As part of their 100th birthday celebrations, British Airways has painted Boeing 747-400, registered as G-BYGC, into a retro BOAC livery. BOAC, or British Overseas Air Corporation, commenced operations on April 1, 1940. It was created by an Act of Parliament to become Britain’s state airline, forming from the merger of Imperial Airways and British Airways Ltd. The main hub of BOAC was London Heathrow, but operations were evacuated to Bristol during World War II. At its peak, BOAC had…

Laudamotion Announce Expansion Plans, New Livery and Growth Initiatives

Laudamotion, the Austrian low-cost airline which took over the insolvent Niki earlier this year, has announced that it will double its fleet size from 9 to 18 Airbus A320 aircraft for summer 2019. The carrier, which focuses on the Austrian and German markets, has had a successful first summer season…

El Al Goes Retro with New 787 Special Livery

El Al’s social media pages on Wednesday showed off the airline’s newest special livery, a retro-themed livery taking passengers back to the 1960s. The airline, founded in September 1948 and as old as the State of Israel itself, is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and the special livery is…

Sun Country Debuts New Paint Scheme

Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines has announced that it will be adopting a new livery. The announcement comes after Sun Country employees voted on which design they liked the best. The new design, known as "#TeamA," won with a "landslide" vote amongst employees and incorporates many aspects of the Minneapolis area.…

JetBlue Goes Green with Latest A320 Special Livery

In 2016, JetBlue became the Official Airline of the Boston Celtics. In an event held on May 7, the airline reaffirmed its commitment by revealing a brand new livery dedicated to the team. The custom-designed aircraft is JetBlue’s first co-branded livery dedicated to a team in the NBA. “JetBlue and the…

United Changes Up Livery on First Boeing 737 MAX 9

United's first 737 MAX 9 made its initial appearance in full paint on Friday evening. The aircraft, which is due to start service on June 7, sported a different livery compared to its 737 counterparts. The 737 MAX 9 mirrors the livery on the carrier's 787 aircraft, which is slightly…

Trip Report: Onboard Lufthansa’s First Transatlantic Flight in Its New…

After a busy week for Lufthansa, it was time for the final event for the launch of the rebranding: the first commercial flight in the new livery on a Boeing 747. For the historic flight, Lufthansa chose its flagship route, Frankfurt to New York on flight LH400, and one of…

Lufthansa Officially Unveils New Livery at Dazzling Frankfurt Event

After weeks of speculation, Lufthansa officially displayed its new livery in an unveiling ceremony on Wednesday in Frankfurt. Lufthansa's new livery will focus more on dark blue and white, leaving out the yellow crane logo on the tailfin that has been primarily associated with the airline and is one of…

Lufthansa Shows Off New Livery Prior to Highly-Anticipated Unveiling Event

It is hard to keep a secret as big as a 747. Last week, a few pictures were leaked and German carrier Lufthansa had no choice but to go with the flow; its livery redesign was exposed and caused mixed emotions amongst aviation enthusiasts and the general public. https://twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/959715355211034624 After years…

Alaska Airlines Reveals First Airbus A320 in Alaska Livery

On Wednesday, Alaska Airlines revealed its first, long-awaited Airbus A320 in the Alaska livery. The lucky aircraft, registration: N625VA, is the first from the Virgin America fleet to be repainted. The newly painted A320 comes just over a month after Virgin America formally merged with the Seattle-based carrier. From its merger…