Hey guys, for this list I decided to collaborate with my brother, @SimFO, who gave me a second opinion and helped to keep this as unbiased as possible. Without further ado, here are the top ten primary airline liveries. (Note: some of the images came out larger than the others, and some were cut off. Sorry, there was nothing that could be done about it.)
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TEN: Hawaiian Airlines
This purple-pink combination reflects the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. This sleek design was introduced in 2001, and the grey flowers across the side of the fuselage were added in 2017.
NINE: Southwest Airlines
Southwest unveiled this beautiful livery in 2014. It is a rework of the beautiful blue, red, and yellow color scheme that Southwest planes have born for years.
EIGHT: Air New Zealand (All-Black)
The main reason this livery made it into the top ten was because of its jet black design (no pun intended). It is one of the only straight black commercial airline liveries, and it stands out as one of the best. It was introduced in 2014.
Lufthansa has had the same livery concept for over one hundred years, but in 2018, they made their first revision in nearly 30 years. This change takes Lufthansa from far up our list to number seven.
SIX: Fiji Airways
There’s just something about this livery that just screams sleek. We can’t quite put our finger on it. Maybe it’s the brown/black combination or the sleek lettering. The first livery in Fiji Airways’ short life, it was unveiled in 2012
FIVE: American Airlines
This livery majestically reflects the classic red, white and blue American flag. It is topped off with a sleek silver finish across the fuselage. American introduced this livery in 2014.
FOUR: Aer Lingus
The unique color combination is brilliant, and the shamrock represents the heart of Ireland. This beautiful livery was introduced last year.
THREE: Etihad Airways
This is the kind of livery that just takes one’s breath away. The combination of the gold, brown, silver and white are ooh-and-aww-worthy. Etihad introduced it in 2014.
TWO: United Airlines
Under a year ago, United introduced this sleek new livery, abolishing the livery that they’ve had since the bought Continental Airlines. We know a lot of people like hating on United, but just admit it: this new livery is just pure beauty.
ONE: Alaska Airlines
The old Alaska Airlines livery was (in our opinion) boring. But in 2016, Alaska Airlines released this absolutely stunning blue-green color combination. This beautiful scheme, along with the unique Eskimo on the tail that represents the beautiful state of Alaska, puts this livery number one on our list.
Feel free to put in some constructive critisism. WHEN YOU ARE COMMENTING, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS LIST IS BASED OFF OUR PERSONAL OPINIONS. However, we are planning to hold a people’s choice list, but we need more sleek liveries. We really want your ideas, so please nominate a livery by PMing either @SimCaptain or @SimFO. (Please do not nominate a livery that is on this list.)