Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) formally introduce its new livery on September 9 with the unveiling of Airbus A320-214 N227FR (msn 6184) with Grizwald, the bear, on the tail. The new livery revitalizes the styled “F” logo of the first Frontier Airlines.
Interestingly this version of Frontier is also bringing back the arrow that was used by the original Frontier Airlines‘ (Denver) Douglas DC-3s.
Although the current Frontier combines the two timelines into one timeline (below), the two Frontier Airlines are two separate and distinct airlines with two AOCs (with a gap between the two) that have shared the same name, heritage and Denver base:
Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati Collection/AirlinersGallery.com. Frontier Airlines’ (1st) Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3) N64910 (msn 20062) displays the 1950 livery of the original Frontier Airlines.
Yeti Airlines (Kathmandu), the second biggest domestic carrier in Nepal, has introduced this new livery, replacing the original 1998 color scheme. The new livery was designed by designer Aashik Pokhrel.
Currently the airlines operates a fleet of seven BAe Jetstream 41 aircraft. The pictured Jetstream 41 9N-AHW (msn 41078) is the first to be painted in the new design, soon to be followed by the others. Yeti Airlines currently flies from its base of Kathmandu to 10 destinations in Nepal.
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) has just repainted its Boeing 757-232 registered N608DA (msn 22815) in Atlanta in the “Upright Widget” livery. This color scheme (above) was introduced in 1966 for the fleet and was the longest-running livery for the carrier until the “red dash” color scheme was introduced in 1997.
The aircraft has now been donated to Delta Flight Museum.
Top Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Sister ship Boeing 757-232 N619DL (msn 22909) taxies at Dallas/Fort Worth when it actually wore the 1966 color scheme (slightly altered in 1976). This is the first livery worn by Delta’s Boeing 757-200s.
Delta Air Lines (current livery):
Delta Air Lines (historic and all other liveries):
Delta’s Route Map in 1966 (it was barely an international airline):
Delta’s current fleet line-up and number of aircraft in service (Delta Air Lines):
Iberia Express (Madrid) will add a new route linking the Madrid hub and Stockholm (Arlanda) on March 30, 2014. The new route will be operated with Airbus A320s two days a week per Airline Route.
In other news, taking the lead from its parent Iberia, Iberia Express will begin to repaint it fleet in this new Iberia-like color scheme. The airline issued this statement (translated from Spanish):
“Starting this week, we renew our brand to adapt to the new brand architecture of Iberia while maintaining our identity: dynamism, agility and proximity.
Besides changing the logo, we will replace our visual identity by creating a style based on freshness, flexibility and photographic style.
The incorporation of the new image will be performed gradually in all the graphic elements of the company.”
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com (all other images by Iberia Express). Iberia Express’ Airbus A320-214 EC-JSK (msn 2807) taxies at Palma de Mallorca in the special Tenerife – Salmes Cup 2013 promotional color scheme.