Frankfurt - Lufthansa revealed the first Airbus A330-300 with its new livery. The nine-year-old A330-300 registered D-AIKO is now on routes with the new color scheme of German flag carrier.
It was painted in Manchester, UK last week and is now back again to commercial service. On September 2nd, the repainted aircraft took off from Frankfurt International Airport for Fort Worth, Dallas, United States.
The national operator of Germany now has at least one copy of almost all widebody types in its fleet painted with the new livery except the A380 and A340-300.
When Lufthansa first revealed its new livery at a press event in Frankfurt last February, many loyal Lufthansa passengers and aviation enthusiasts moaned in disappointment.
The airline’s classic yellow gone, and a very dark blue came in its place. After lots of critics, the company decided to change it to something closer to the old blue.
After landings at Hong Kong and New York, we realized that the blue painting sometimes seems much darker than it actually is, especially in adverse weather conditions,told a spokesperson for the German carrier.
So later the airline modified the livery in May by reducing the dark tone in the blue without giving up the desired deep blue.