Planes typically don bland exteriors featuring a white backdrop with bold lettering and a company logo. However, some planes are set to go chicer and more decorative, with German airline Condor unveiling colourful candy-striped designs for the aircraft.
Condor’s fleet will soon don bold strip candy-coloured stripes resembling parasols, bath towels, and beach chairs. The airline recently debuted its new livery with plenty of internet buzz, and the planes will now be painted in bold, thick, brightly coloured vertical stripes. The new designs will come in green, red, yellow, blue, and beige.
The five design colour options suggest the blue stripes representing – the sea, the yellow stripes recalling ‘sunshine,’ red representing ‘passion,’ and green representing ‘island’ and beige-gold stripes resonating ’a sandy beach.’
Ralf Teckentrup, CEO of Condor, stated that Condor is now launching into the future. He reiterated that their new trademark would be striped. The airline emphasises that the stripes stand for the diversity of Condor’s guests, employees and the many opportunities waiting to be discovered with Condor.
Furthermore, the airline shares the essence on its official website highlighting how all love umbrellas, beach towels, ice cream shops, and how the stripes will make one smile. The airline adds that stripes have had meaning in our way of life for decades. Timeless, elegant, and recognisable – just like the airline.
The principal reason planes are painted white is that the colour reflects sunlight and helps to keep planes from getting too hot. White paint is considerably cheap. Plus, it doesn’t fade more than bright colours and stands out, helping avoid collisions with birds.
However, Condor believes in doing things differently. While only six planes feature the new paint job, 80 % of the airline’s fleet will be repainted by 2024, and one can expect to see around six of the striped aircraft in operation by this summer. These aircraft flying to destinations will include the Canary Islands, Greece, and Egypt.