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Gulf Air receives its 7th Dreamliner in its special 70th anniversary livery

1976 retro livery to celebrate Gulf Air's 70th Anniversary

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, proudly received on October 22 its seventh Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Bahrain International Airport in its special 70th anniversary livery which showcases the airline’s iconic vintage design from the last century with a revamped look. A number of VIP guests from the aviation industry and members of the media joined Gulf Air’s executive management at the welcoming event and viewed the new aircraft with its redesigned vintage version of the Golden Falcon Lockheed TriStar livery, representing Gulf Air’s iconic design from the 1970s. With the arrival of this special aircraft, Gulf Air has revealed its 70thanniversary logo which will be used in the airline’s marketing and promotional campaigns in 2020.


The new Dreamliner joined the Gulf Air fleet on its first commercial flight on October 23, 2019 from Bahrain International Airport to London Heathrow at 1015am local time. This will increase the total number of Dreamliners operated by the airline to seven aircraft which will be followed by the delivery of three more by end of 2020.

In 2018, Gulf Air launched its new brand identity at the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix and introduced its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner along with a series of new destinations. The airline also launched a new boutique strategy in early 2019. As Gulf Air moves forward with its strategy, the airline pays tribute to the past with a revamped livery signalling a new era.

Top Copyright Photo: Gulf Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner N1012D (A9C-FG) (msn 39986) (70th Anniversary) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 947574.

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El Al takes delivery of its 6th Boeing Dreamliner in a 1964 retro livery

El Al Israel Airlines is celebrating 70 years of flying. Yesterday, August 13, 2018, the company accepted the pictured sixth Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner registered as 4X-EDF (msn 63394) and named “Rehovot”. The new airliner is painted in a 1964 retro livery for the company.

All images above by El Al.

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"Rehovot" in 1964 retro livery, delivered on August 13, 2018

Above Copyright Photo (all others by El Al): El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 4X-EDF (msn 63394) (70th Anniversary) PAE (James Helbock). Image: 943201.

Aeroflot celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the WWII victory with a special logo on RA-89047


Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) on March 21 put into service its new Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-89047 (msn 95047) on the Moscow (Sheremetyevo) – Minsk route. The pictured new SSJ100 carries a special emblem celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Russian victory in World War II. The airline issued this statement and photos:

An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 with livery commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War on Saturday (March 21) completed its first flight on the Moscow-Minsk-Moscow route.

Aeroflot Superjet 100-95B RA-89047 (03-70th Anniversary WWII)(Logo)(Aeroflot)(LR)

The aircraft, the newest SSJ-100 in Aeroflot’s fleet, is named after Alexander Gruzdin, one of the Soviet Union’s leading wartime pilots. Minsk was chosen as the destination for the first flight because of its particular symbolism and importance in the Victory.

All of Aeroflot’s Russian-built planes will be emblazoned with the Victory livery as part of the Company’s commemorations of this landmark date. The key elements of the design are a white dove on a blue background and a ribbon of the Order of St George.

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Aeroflot is preparing an extensive slate of events to mark the Anniversary. The centrepiece is the annual programme of free tickets for military veterans and those injured during the Great Patriotic War, as well as those accompanying them, on routes to cities that played a key role during the War from 3-12 May. Citizens of other former Soviet countries will also be eligible. This year Aeroflot will for the first time cover all travel costs including tickets and taxes, while the cap on the total number of tickets available has also been lifted. The programme covers flights operated under the SU code by Aeroflot Group on domestic routes and flights to selected destinations across Europe and the CIS.

Aeroflot was the first Russian airline to introduce free tickets for war veterans as part of the Victory Day celebrations. In 2014 Aeroflot carried about 3,600 passengers under the programme, which has benefited about 50,000 passengers in its 15-year history.

Aeroflot also plans to create a section of its website dedicated to the wartime contribution of civil aviation. The Aeroflot Museum at Sheremetyevo International Airport will also host an exhibition entitled «The Unknown Soldier» to showcase materials from the family archives of Aeroflot employees. The airline will also plant a number of trees along the Aeroflot Walk of Fame.

Top Copyright Photo: OSDU/AirlinersGallery.com. RA-89047 arrives at Moscow (Sheremetyevo) yesterday (March 23). All other photos by Aeroflot.

Aeroflot aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Aeroflot Superjet 100-95B RA-89047 (03-70th Anniversary WWII)(Logo-1)(Aeroflot)(LR)