Eastern Airways Embraer 135 (G-CGMB) in special patriotic livery. Photo by Eastern Airways.

Eastern Airways Embraer 135 (G-CGMB) in special patriotic livery. Photo by Eastern Airways.

Eastern Airways is an airline based out of Humberside Airport (HUY) in England. The airline operates a fleet of 30 regional aircraft including the Jetstream 41, Embraer ERJ135 and the SAAB 2000. They were founded in 1997 and currently fly to 21 destinations.

This summer, Eastern Airways has decided to paint one of their ERJ135 in a special Union Jack livery. The  “Best of British” livery was created to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

“The Best of British livery will be seen all over our scheduled and charter network over the coming months, celebrating both our heritage and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, as we join in with our passengers and the rest of the country to mark this great occasion,” Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways commercial director stated in a press release.

This is the airline's standard livery. Not too shabby, but the Union Jack is quite impressive. Image from NMOS332 / Flickr.

This is the airline's standard livery. Not too shabby, but the Union Jack is quite impressive. Image from NMOS332 / Flickr.

Easter Airway’s standard livery is not bad looking, but it does look a bit boring next to the special Union Jack livery. Part of me hopes that those who are the decision makers at the airline like the special livery so much that it becomes their new standard. If not, you can at least enjoy the special livery over the summer.

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3 Comments

Did you notice it is the same plane in both pictures? I find the “special” livery just pops out more and agree that the company should consider making it their new standard livery.

Oh I did notice and did that on purpose :)

David

Once again the Union Jack is painted wrong. as it is in the Disney movie “Planes”. Their excuse – they are not British…
Have they stopped teaching this sort of thing in schools or is just that there’s nobody left in Britain that knows anything about Britain?
I bet if we start putting the Stars and Stripes upside down a few Americans would object.
Come on chaps – chocks away.

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