Condor, a German leisure airline, has unveiled its weird new colour scheme. It certainly is distinctive as its all about stripes. Or hoops depending on your view.
The striking new livery is inspired by parasols, bath towels and beach chairs,
Aircraft will be decked out in stripes in five colours – yellow, red, blue, green, and beige.
The airline says these “stand for the facets of the diversity of Condor’s guests, employees and the multitude of opportunities to discover the world with Condor”.
About 80% of the fleet will have the new livery by 2024.
It’s not just the outside of the aircraft getting the new look. The stripes/hoops will gradually appear on crew uniforms and items like cups, cutlery and blankets.
It will also be on the ground. Boarding passes, ID cards and airport signage are included. And the website and social media.
The replacement will run successively, with nothing of old design being disposed of, everything being used up.
The first flights with the new look are starting to fly. Six aircraft will feature the new livery in the coming weeks, mainly on flights to Mallorca, Greece, the Canary Islands and Egypt.
Ralf Teckentrup, CEO of Condor:
“Condor has undergone a transformation over the past two and a half years: From a subsidiary of a vertically integrated travel group to an independent airline that looks back proudly on its history and tradition, while at the same time embarking on the path to the future. We want to express this unmistakably through our corporate identity: Condor is vacation and Condor is unmistakable – like our new design, with which we are now launching into the future.
“Our new trademark are stripes, our figurative mark stands for our origin and the colors for diversity. This triad is new, what remains is our passion. It has always made Condor unique and is therefore also reflected in our claim: Passion is our compass.”
The new design was unveiled in Toulouse with the first A330neo, which will take off for Condor in the fall. That one is getting the green stripes.
N.B. Image credit: Condor