A look at Eurowings special liveries
German low-cost airline Eurowings plays a key role in the wider Lufthansa Group, with nearly 100 aircraft in its fleet. Among the jets flown by the Düsseldorf-based airline, several wear special liveries, with these unique paint schemes representing a variety of causes. Let’s take a closer look at some of them.
The worlds of football and commercial aviation are intertwined, a fact that quickly becomes apparent when looking at the Eurowings fleet. Indeed, one of its aircraft, an Airbus A320 registered D-AIZR, stands out from the crowd with a striking black and yellow livery. They are also the colors of German football giants Borussia Dortmund, a club with which Eurowings has a partnership.
According to ATDB.aero, the jet, which is also known by the team as “BVB-Mannschafts-Airbus”, received its special livery in July 2016. D-AIZR was based in Dortmund last summer, further strengthening the bond between Eurowings and the team. FlightRadar24.com shows he made a return trip to Glasgow last month when Dortmund faced Rangers in the Europa League.
In a sense, a special well-one livery can make an aircraft serve as a giant mobile billboard. With Eurowings flying to a wide range of destinations in Europe and beyond, businesses have a potentially huge audience to target. One company that has sought to do this with Eurowings is Europa Park.
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As seen in the photo above, Germany’s largest theme park has an unmistakable presence on D-ABDQ, with a blue and yellow livery dominating the A320. The aircraft first flew for Eurowings on lease from Air Berlin between March and December 2017, before becoming a full Eurowings aircraft in 2018.
Away from the worlds of sport and leisure, Eurowings has also teamed up with Hertz to celebrate the car rental giant’s 100 years with a special livery. As seen in the photo below, the color scheme is largely yellow, but fades to white towards the rear of the aircraft. It also features the slogan “We are here to take you there.”
ATDB notes that this livery was applied to D-ABDU, another of Eurowings’ Airbus A320s, in January 2019. This came a year after the 2008-built jet joined the carrier from Niki. He wore the diet for just over two years, until April 2021.
Besides its presence in Germany, Eurowings has spent a lot of time in recent years developing its brand in Sweden. This led the carrier to open a base at Stockholm Arlanda (ARN), the country’s largest and busiest airport.
Eurowings flies to two German destinations from Gothenburg Landvetter Airport (GOT). Photo: Eurowings
As seen above, Eurowings has also partnered with Visit Sweden to design a special livery. Although it’s more subtle than the others we’ve reviewed, it still features several decals in yellow and blue, the colors of the Swedish flag. The A320 wearing this livery is D-AEWG, and has been since November 2016.
Thank your employees
The past two years have posed a huge challenge to the airline industry as a whole, as carriers and manufacturers have faced various challenges from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In recognition of the hard work of its employees, Eurowings designed a special livery last year to thank them.
The plane has a similar slogan in German on the other side. Photo: Eurowings
As seen above, Eurowings took the opportunity to paint D-AEWG with a slogan that recognizes its employees as “the greatest team in the world.” The livery, which also features a similar message in German, was applied to the A320 in March 2021.
Which of these special liveries is your favourite? Have you ever flown on one of these colorful planes? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments!
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