Aerolineas Argentinas (Buenos Aires) has introduced a new livery. The company (along with subsidiary Austral) “renews its visual identity by keeping certain characteristic elements, such as the condor – currently present with a simple and slender line – but changing its blue color for light blue as a tribute to the national flag, with a touch of yellow with reference to the sun.”
The company appointed FutureBrand, a global branding consultancy who participated in a bidding process and emerged as the winner. FutureBrand is recognized for being responsible for renewing the corporate identity of high-profile airlines such as British Airways, Air Canada, South African Airways, LAN and Avianca.
FutureBrand’s first challenge was to develop the brand strategy, which in turn led to the brand re-positioning, to include all touch-points of the flight experience. The discovery of this stage was key to continuing with the next steps: creation and development of the visual identity and tagline, specific applications such as implementation of retail concepts, uniforms design supervision, brand application on all passenger items, and corporate and launch communications, among others.
The new brand image preserves some of the historical elements that position the company amongst world class airlines: the condor symbol of the airline has been redrawn, styling its strokes and providing greater purity to its shape. The distinctive blue color of the company has been replaced by a light blue, which is closer to that of the national flag, enhancing its presence in its application on the aircrafts of the new fleet. The old typography has been replaced by a more modern, lightweight and agile one, which preserves the traditional italic writing, a symbol of the progress and optimism that represents this new phase.
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