What's happening in the skies?
- Logos now on bellies of Delta aircraft
- People Express shutting down temporarily
- Etihad unveils new livery
- First flight for the A320neo
- JetBlue to unveil new tail design
Delta has started making changes to their planes, and while it doesn't compare to the changes made by several other airlines this month, it's not insignificant, either.
No startup airline wants to suspend flights, but that's exactly what People Express Airlines has done.
Earlier this year, photos were posted showing a unique new tail design for Etihad aircraft. In August, more photos of the design on both an A380 and a 787 were shown. While teased as a special livery, Etihad is applying it fleetwide.
The A320neo has about 2,000 orders, and it hasn't even flown. On Thursday, the plane took off into the skies for the first time, a milestone for the new type.
JetBlue will be unveiling a new tail design soon to take the place of one of its older ones.
Spirit is perhaps the most unconventional US airline, putting controversial ads and new fees while flying under Ryanair's Michael O'Leary's strategy that "bad publicity is free publicity". A bigger change happened a few months ago and it's making its way to the airline's livery.
Air Austral is returning to profitability, and it's getting a new look. Unlike Southwest and Frontier, both of which revealed their livery last week, nobody was clamoring over rumors of Air Austral rebranding.
Overshadowed by a competitor and a technology company, Frontier didn't go all-out to unveil its new livery. Its third livery in three years, it was shown off in front of a hangar.See more...
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