Lufthansa: Extremely conservative

Perhaps it was even unnecessary


The new livery of Lufthansa has become public. As expected, the German carrier remained extremely conservative in terms of coloring its aircraft. Perhaps it was even unnecessary.

While the previous version of livery used four colors: white, gray, blue and yellow, the new edition kept only two: white and blue. It is hard to guess what was the reason of this minimalism. Probably, the airline’s representatives will reveal this secret at the official presentation on February 7.

On the next day, a freshly painted Boeing 747-8 D-ABYA will make a tour of German airports:

LH9988 0730FRA — DUS0830

LH9988 0900DUS — HAM1030

LH9988 1130HAM — TXL1230

LH9988 1300TXL — MUC1430

LH9989 1500MUC — FRA1600

In addition, on this day the aircraft will perform low passes at the airports of Hanover and Dresden.

InSKY should regretfully note that the trend to primitivize aircraft coloring grows alarmingly. It seems like the industry holds a contest for the ugliest livery being at the same time the most expensive one. The previous absolute leader in this stupid game was UTair. Some sources report that this airline has paid for its new logo the amount of RUR 4M (approx. EUR 60K). Now, the winner is definitely Lufthansa. According to some unconfirmed information, LH allegedly paid about EUR 12M for its rebranding.

InSKY wholeheartedly congratulates Lufthansa on its new livery design and would like to recall a Russian proverb saying that clothes do count for first impressions. Perhaps, dressing up like Qantas might not have been the brightest idea after all, even if you change reds for blues.