Different airline have given their aircraft interesting livery for different reasons. They may add unique livery to:

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Advertise – the Alliance they are a part of.

Promote – such as Alaska Airlines promoting Wildlife in Alaska or Continental promoting New York City a few years ago.

Advertise – like Southwest and the plane for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

Show support for a home town – like US Airways has a Carolina Panthers aircraft

or just be unique.

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There are many instances of airline painting their aircraft in unique schemes. Southwest has a plane painted up as Shamu the Whale, Alaska Airlines has one painted as a large Salmon fish.

But, All Nippon Airlines (ANA) takes the cake with their Pokemon themed aircraft livery. Enjoy…

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If anyone has seen other unique livery, please leave a comment and share.

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  2. Aniruddh Sankaran says:

    I recall reading in Lufthansa’s inflight magazine (or similar literature), that for the 2006 FIFA football world cup, LH did something similar, though not as bold as ANA ! They did some research and satisfied themselves that painting the nose of the aircraft wouldn’t harm the radar and other communications. After that, they painted quite a large portion of their aircrafts’ noses in a black and white patchwork to resemble a football !

  3. Kevin says:

    Eva had 2 “Hello Kitty” Airbus A330-200s with the characters painted on the exterior as well as some extras on the inside. All I remember from the inside was my “Hello Kitty” dessert.
    According to<a href=" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EVA_Air#Special_liveries&quot; title="wikipedia", they are no more…

  4. unroadwarrior says:

    Aniruddh, I actually flew in a Lufthansa 747 with the Football (Soccer ball) nose. I wish I had taken a photograph.

    Kevin, Thanks for sharing the ‘Hello Kitty’ link.

  5. Aniruddh Sankaran says:

    So did I … c. July 2006

  6. Aniruddh Sankaran says:

    And Air India Express (the LCC version of Air India, mostly shorthaul international routes to/from India) have a tourism-themed livery set of various images (Sari-clad hostess, camel, Taj Mahal, to name a few !)

    This link has 2 images: http://www.bangaloreaviation.com/2009/02/air-india-on-significant-fleet.html

    Here’s another: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/112/272384233_412db53ab0.jpg

  7. unroadwarrior says:

    Aniruddh, Thanks for sharing the AI Express pictures. I had never seen these aircraft before.

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  9. unroadwarrior says:

    Found this excellent thread on FlyerTalk. Has over 400 posts on Aircraft livery: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-photography/831017-planespotters-thread.html

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