Today might go down as “Airline Livery Leak Day.” It appears that the new liveries of both Frontier and Southwest Airlines have leaked on the internet today, which shows that it is hard to hide things from social media.
Southwest Airlines has a media event set up at their headquarters for this Monday and Tuesday, where they have been promoting a big announcement. Similarly, Frontier Airlines has scheduled a media event for Tuesday morning, giving big hints of a livery update. But it appears that the big surprise for both might have been ruined.
The Frontier Airlines’ image shows an evolution of their livery with a retro “F,” but keeping the familiar animals on the tail. Whereas the Southwest livery maintains the same colors, but is more revolutionary in its design.
AirlineReporter will be on scene at both media events to cover the official announcements. Our Mal Muir will be in Dallas with Southwest and Blaine Nickeson will be in Denver with Frontier. Be sure to get all the official details and images via our Twitter account as it happens.
My thoughts? As many of you probably know, I love following airline liveries and am not afraid to give my opinion. For Frontier, I was hoping for a bit more of a change. It looks like a clean design update, but why not use the opportunity to go bigger? I appreciate that the animal on the tail design will go down to the body of the plane instead of stopping at the fuselage.
As far as Southwest’s new livery — at first glance, I am not a fan. The design looks a bit cheap to me, but maybe that is what they were going for? It might take some time for the new livery to grow on me and I wouldn’t mind seeing some high-quality photos of the full livery before making a final judgement.
But what do you think? An improvement for both or a step backwards?