It appears that Etihad Airways might be working on a new livery — but they are keeping pretty quiet about their future plans.
We have seen the new tail design on an Airbus A380 and also a Boeing 787-9, but there haven’t been any hints if this will be a fleet-wide livery update or just a special livery for their new aircraft. There also isn’t anything out there about what the fuselage might look like. We reached out to Etihad for details, but they are keeping them secret — for now.
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I have to say that so far with what I am seeing, I like it. The sort of random shape, using desert-like colors isn’t too bad. It is not that I dislike the currently livery, but it seems so conservative — kind of bland. I wouldn’t mind a livery with a little more “pop.”
This might not end up being a new brand for the airline, but just a special livery for their new aircraft. Etihad has had a number of special liveries already, including the purple Visit Abu Dhabi livery and the red, black, & white Grand Prix livery.
Well, we won’t have to wait too much longer to see what the full livery will look like. On September 27th, Etihad will have a special unveiling event in Seattle. We are excited to be there and cover the event. Be sure to follow us live on @AirlineReporter followed by a more detailed story on the site.