Omar Air Airbus A330-300  (A40-DA)

Omar Air Airbus A330-200 (A40-DA)

Twitter follower @DavidMSaga pointed out that two airline liveries look very similar. A Pacific Flyer Airbus A310-300 seemed to have copied the livery of Omar Air.

Some airlines will have similar, simple liveries, but these two were too similar. Some research shows that this Airbus A310 was leased to Omar Air. When the lease ran out, it was leased out to a few different carriers, keeping the Omar livery.

Looking at photos on Airliners.net, I am pretty sure the name and logo on the A310 on Pacific Flier’s website is just photo-shopped on.

Pacific Flier was created in 2008 and is based in The Republic of Palau and flies to  Manila in The Philippines, Guam, and Brisbane Australia. They only have the one Airbus A310 on lease.

Oman Air is a bit bigger, having a fleet of about 21 aircraft and it flies to 36 destinations. It was founded in 1981 and is based out of Muscat International Airport in (wait for it) Oman. Its claim to fame, in March 2010 it became the first airline to offer phone calling, text messaging and Wi-Fi internet on select routes.

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7 Comments
Chris J

My guess is that Pacific Flyer didn’t want to spend too much as a start up, so they adapted to the existing livery on the one plane of their fleet…which came from (ta da!) Oman Air

Right on! Although you would think Oman wouldn’t want another airline to have the same livery.

David

AtlanticStar

WRONG….the Airbus 310 its already flying for Pacific Flier and of course remained the Oman colours cause the plane was previously in OMAN AIR…its reg is CS-TEI, and belongs to Portuguese ACMI Specialist Hi Fly, wich flown in OMAN for many time…The other siter of CS-TEI is TEX and have the other colour scheme of Oman, the famous Red/Green Tail…just google it…Tanx

AtlanticStar

Basic Oman Colours and already PF titles as in the site!

Who cares if it was copied from Oman Air. Most people would not know that anyways and it still looks great. Maybe it was the same marketing company that created the liveries 😀

Philippine Virtual Airlines

The picture is of an A330-200, not -300.

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