A Wind Jet Airbus A320. Image by Daniel Blok / Flickr CC.

A Wind Jet Airbus A319. Image by Daniel Blok / Flickr CC.

Try not to get too attached to this Wind Jet livery — the airline ceased operations on August 11, 2012.

The Italian-based airline was founded in 2003 and operated scheduled service in Italy and to destinations in Europe, to Egypt and seasonally to Israel.

Wind Jet operated a fleet of five Airbus A319s and seven Airbus A320s in an all economy format.

In January 2012, Alitalia started the process of merging with Wind Jet. The Italian antitrust authority gave Alitialia authorization to move forward, but were told they would have to give up slots on some of their most important routes. Altalia decided to pull out of the merger and Wind Jet was not able to stay in business.

I have to say that I love this livery. The orange nose, engines and tail go well together. It is not just any livery that can pull off a white body and colored nose. Too bad it will be flying no longer.

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3 Comments

David, nice photo but I believe that’s actually an A319. Will miss that colorful livery.

Yup! Single exit over the wing — rushed a bit too much on that one.

David

I would suggest your best backup – if loving orange on an airplane – would be Easy Jet! A little too happy a color splashed on an airplane in my opinion, but to each his own.

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