Tiara Air’s Boeing 737-300. Photo courtesy of Tiara Air.
I think more airlines should be named after the kids of their founders. Imagine how much more personal an airline like American would be if it had a name like “Nicole Airlines.”
Tiara Air, based at Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba, was founded by Alejandro Muyale and named for his daughter Tiara Muyale. Tiara (the airline) flies to locations in the Carribean and South America, with newly added routs to Caracas, Maracaibo, Fort Lauderdale and St. Maarten. Yes, U.S. citizens, that means Tiara can now make your Aruba dreams come true!
The airline flies two Short 360 twin-engine turboprop aircraft and the Boeing 737-300 seen here.
The livery on this plane is somewhat predictable, though festive. Yellow and blue cheatlines run down the length of the fuselage, with the word “Aruba” and a red star slapped, somewhat awkwardly, onto the forward section. It looks cool, and leaves no question as to the destination of the plane. The blue tail includes the company logo and, what else, a tiara.
What do you think of Tiara Air’s livery on its 737-300?
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Do you know these liveries and aircraft types?
Wow, it has been almost a year since I did my last Ultimate Airline Livery Challenge. I have been meaning to do another, but obviously I did not get around to it until now. I did try a Landing Gear Contest back in March, but I miss the livery contest.
Since my last livery challenge, I have many more new readers, so I guess I should explain a bit on what this is about.
I show you a few 100×100 images of airlines and it is your job to tell me #1 what airline the image belongs to and #2 what kind of airplane is it? I don’t need to know exact model, but basic (ie “Boeing 777″ vs “Boeing 777-300ER”).
Do not leave your answers in the comments, since others will be able to see them. Email your answers to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those of you who get all the liveries and airplanes correct will win some super sweet AirlineReporter.com stickers that I will send you. Plus a big shout-out (and links to a website of choice) on the answer page. The contest will end on Friday whenever I post the answers (probably in the morning, PT).
Do not stress too much. If you only know a few, that is okay, still shoot me an email. Have fun and good luck!
ANSWERS FOR THE 5TH ULTIMATE AIRLINE LIVERY CHALLENGE
Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER with newest livery.
It is rare to find an airline that rocks the cheatline well anymore. For those that do not know, the chealine is a line in an airline’s livery that goes down the side of the fuselage. Airlines like Pan Am, Air France and many more used to proudly display their cheatlines. American Airlines still does it, but I wouldn’t quite say they “rock it.”
Jet Airway’s livery is clean, modern and it is easy to recognize the company. When they started operations in 1993 they had an older livery, that didn’t look as modern, but still had a strong cheatline.
Today, Jet Airways operates a fleet of almost 100 aircraft, including Airbus A330-200s, ATR 72-500s (which is odd because they are not jets), Boeing 777-300ERs, 737-700s, 737-800s, and 737-900s. They are also a customer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with 10 on order.
Jet Airways is based at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) in Mubai, India and has 76 destinations, including 52 located in India.
The livery on this Jet2holidays Boeing 737-800 (G-GDFD) looks mighty similar to Allegiant Air's livery.
If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it has to be a duck right? Not always. The image above is for a Jet2holidays Boeing 737, but that livery looks mighty familiar doesn’t it? It seems to have a lot in common with Allegiant Air’s livery, but for good reason.
Allegiant Air has leased two of their Boeing 757s (current registered as G-LSAL and G-LSAM) to Jet2holidays and they are flying them with a modified Allegiant livery. It appears they have now painted their 737 in a similar, but not exact same livery — which has become their new livery.
It is not bad looking, but I think Allegiant’s looks better. It does give you an idea what Allegiant’s livery would look like on a Boeing 737.
I tried to emails Jet2holidays to get some more information on the livery update, but to date, I have not received a reply.
Image: Ben Allsup
Zambezi Airlines Boeing 737-500
Zambezi Airlines is based at Lusaka International Airport in Zambia (located in south central Africa) and started operations in July 2008 using a single Embraer 120. They currently operate three Boeing 737-500s and have expanded operations. Even though Zambezi Airline’s website states the airline has, “quickly gained a reputation for service and reliability,” they are currently banned from flying to the European Union.
Zambezi has helped the local economy by bringing a maintenance hangar back online that was once owned by Zambia Airways and was abandoned after the carrier went under in 1993. Where most other African airlines send their aircraft to South Africa for work, Zambezi has provided local aviation jobs in Lusaka. It is estimated that the airline has spent close to $700,000.00 on getting the facility back to working order.
The airline has a pretty slick livery with giraffe print on the tail and engine cowlings and simple green titles on the fuselage. I was kind of hoping that the seats would be giraffe print fabric, but it appears they are a standard blue — oh well.
Few more photos of the livery on Airliners.net