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Livery Alert: Brussels Airlines’ Brighter (and Dottier) New Look

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livery alert brussels airlines brighter and dottier new look - Livery Alert: Brussels Airlines’ Brighter (and Dottier) New Look

– Belgium’s flag carrier and part of the Lufthansa group – was forced to shut down operations completely during the first wave of the pandemic last year. Since reopening they’ve been gradually ramping services up again. And to keep the momentum going they recently revealed a complete livery redesign.

It’s a spin on the Eurowhite look that’s been increasingly popular around the world: a white background without solid colors or cheatlines on the fuselage. There’s no more dotted “B” on the tail either, but dots still make an appearance on the tail and the front of the fuselage. The nine orange dots in a 3×3 grid (the new core logo) are all different sizes, representing the diversity of the airline’s crew and customers.

I think the colors are the strongest part of the new design. The gorgeous deep blue text goes nicely with the red on the tail. The new fonts are an improvement too. But all those dots? I think they work better on the longer A330 (see the lower-right pic above). But on the A320 they cover more of the fuselage, and the plane ends up looking like it has technicolor chicken pox. Your overall opinion of the livery likely depends on your attitude towards the Eurowhite look. But compared with the dated prior livery, it’s definitely a change for the better. Another clear win is that white paint is lighter and reflects more heat, which offers a degree of environmental benefit.

Comment below to let us know what you think of the new look, livery enthusiasts!

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SENIOR CORRESPONDENT – NEW YORK, NY. Manu got his private pilot license in high school, setting the tone for his interest in all things aviation. He earned his frequent flyer credentials working as a journalist, and is now a medical resident in New York City. He enjoys writing about air travel from a millennial’s perspective.


AvGeek Pop Quiz: Do You Know These Airlines?

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It has been too long since I have done an AvGeek Pop Quiz. If you are new to these, you are in for a treat! Or in for a lot of frustration. I am going to show you a cropped photo and you have to guess the airline and/or aircraft type. This time I am doing it a bit different. I will show you nine thumbnails below, you make your guesses, and when you are ready, keep scrolling to the bottom of the story and I give you the answers. Then in the comments, let me know how you did (or which ones were the most difficult/easiest)! Here we go:

Think you know enough? Ready to see the answers? Keep on reading…

Are you sure you are ready for the answers?

Almost there…


#1 McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 Fly Hello

#2 Boeing 737-500 Maersk Air

#3 Airbus A320-233 Wizz Air

#4 Airbus A320-214 LTE International Airways — MyAir.com 

#5 Boeing 737-9GPERW Azur Air Germany 

#6 Boeing 720-051B Northwest Orient Airlines 

#7 Douglas DC-10-30 Continental Airlines

#8 Boeing 247 United

#9 Airbus A300B4-608ST Beluga

All the photos came from our friend Ken Fielding. Feel free to view his other great airliner photos.


So, how did you do? I think there were a few tricky ones. How many did you get right? I know some of you are good enough to get all these correct, but if everyone says they got them all right, I might start questioning that. I will admit that I wouldn’t have gotten them. Heck, before publishing this story, I tried to remember what they were and I couldn’t remember #4. Let me know in the comments which were your biggest challenges.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER – SEATTLE, WA. David has written, consulted, and presented on multiple topics relating to airlines and travel since 2008. He has been quoted and written for a number of news organizations, including BBC, CNN, NBC News, Bloomberg, and others. He is passionate about sharing the complexities, the benefits, and the fun stuff of the airline business. Email me: [email protected]


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