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China Airlines celebrates 60 years of flying with a new logo

China Airlines is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. The airline is adding is adding a new 60th Anniversary logo, as seen on the pictured B-18917.

The airline made this announcement:

China Airlines is now in its 60th year of operations and has played a pivotal role throughout the history of Taiwan aviation. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, China Airlines has revealed its liveried aircraft on an A350-900 featuring the 60th anniversary logo for the first time. The A350-900 passenger aircraft is the airline’s mainstay on long-haul routes and the 60th-livery first flight on CI-24 service between Taipei and Ontario, California (U.S.) also celebrates the successful operation of this new route in the past 12 months.
The number “60” in China Airlines’ corporate identity colors of blue and red served as the inspiration for the 60th anniversary logo. The logo in the shape of “GO” and the infinity symbol “∞” is planned to progressively applied to the A350-900, A330-300, 737-800, 777-300ER, 747-400 and 747-400F(freighter) fleets,inviting travelers around the world to join in sharing the 60 years of joy and growth at China Airlines. The US Ontario route introduced in 2018 allows China Airlines to serve two airports in the Greater Los Angeles region. The route has proved popular with customers due to its convenience and unique offering. Its choice as the first destination to be flown by the China Airlines 60th anniversary liveried aircraft provides ample demonstration of the carrier’s commitment to the North American market.
More products will be launched by China Airlines for its 60th anniversary. The all-new amenity kits for Premium Business Class and Premium Economy Class have been very well-received by travelers, for example. The in-flight entertainment system will also be upgraded in April with up to 16 HD movies available on demand in all A350-900 and 777-300ER cabin classes. A “Birthday Promotion Discount” has been launched by the China Airlines website as well. Dynasty members can log into the birthday special section in their birthday month to receive 5% off their fare for flights operated by China Airlines. Up to one travel companion on the same reservation code is eligible for the discount as well.
China Airlines has transformed Taiwan into one of the top international air hubs and is continuing to create new legends up in the skies. China Airlines will continue to embrace its vision of being “Taiwan’s preferred airline” for the next 60 years to come.
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Lufthansa’s new basic 1968 Boeing 747-830 retro jet

Lufthansa 747-800 D-ABYT (68)(Nose)(Lufthansa)(LR)

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) will soon take delivery of this brand new Boeing 747-830 D-ABYT (msn 37844) (above). The new Jumbo was rolled out of the paint shop on February 8 at Paine Field sporting a basic 1968 livery, albeit minus the traditional metal finish on the bottom of the fuselage for that period. The aircraft will soon be flying test flights and we will have more photos soon.

The retro color scheme is part of modern day Lufthansa’s 60th Anniversary celebrations. Post-war Lufthansa restarted operations on April 1, 1955.

Top Photo: Lufthansa. D-ABYT in the Boeing paint shop after the work was finished.

Bottom Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. The first LH 747, Boeing 747-130 D-ABYA (msn 19746), is pictured taxiing to the gate at New York (JFK) on April 8, 1971 in the original 1968 livery for the Boeing Jumbo. The first 747 was handed over to the airline on March 10, 1970.

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Iberia celebrates 60 years of flying to New York

Iberia (Madrid) this week is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its first flight from Madrid to New York and return on August 3, 1954 on a 74-seat Lockheed 1049E Super Constellation. Five days later, on August 8, 1954, Iberia started regular service with three roundtrips a week between the two cities.

Today, 60 years later, Iberia serves the route with 17 roundtrips a week mainly flown with Airbus A340-600s and A330-300s.

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ANA introduces its 60th Anniversary logojet

ANA-All Nippon Airways (Tokyo) today (February 23) introduced its 60th anniversary logojet named “Yume Jet – You and Me” (Dream Jet).

The company was established as the Japan Helicopter and Aeroplane Transports Company, Ltd. in December 1952. Helicopter services commenced in February 1953.

Copyright Photo: Akira Uekawa. Freshly out of the paint shop, Boeing 767-381 JA8674 (msn 25661) is pictured on its short final approach to Tokyo Haneda’s runway 34L on a ferry flight from Osaka( Itami), prior to its first service from Tokyo.
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TransAsia Airways signs contract for eight ATR 72-600s

TransAsia Airways (Taipei) has signed a contract for eight firm 72-seat ATR 72-600s, plus an option for one additional ATR 72-600. The deal, including the option, is valued at over $ 210 million. Deliveries of these new ATR -600s will start in 2014 and extend through 2017. With the purchase of these aircraft, TransAsia Airways will progressively replace their current fleet of nine ATR 72-500s operating in their domestic network with the new aircraft.

Top Image: ATR.


Bottom Copyright Photo: Manuel Negrerie. The older ATR 72s will be replaced with the new ATR 72-600s for mainly domestic routes in Taiwan. The pictured ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) B-22802 also carries a special 60th Anniversary decal.