VARIG 737-700 (New Livery)


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Today, I present VARIG as a livery request for the 737-700. VARIG (the first national airline of Brazil) was founded in 1927 by German aviator Otto Ernst Meyer-Labastille, and was, at one time, a sister-company to Condor. After immigrating to South America, Meyer-Labastille recognized the need for air transportation, and the rest is history.

The 1960s were a time of great expansion for VARIG, becoming the largest airline in South America. This period of success continued into the 1990s with a new corporate image, the first since 1955. VARIG became the sixth member of Star Alliance in 1997.

By the early 2000s, VARIG found itself in financial trouble, losing market share to both TAM and upstart GOL. Falling to third place in the Brazilian domestic market, VARIG filed for bankruptcy in 2005. A “new” VARIG emerged from this, but with a much-reduced fleet and route network. Cargo operations were separated into VARIG Logistics.

By 2006, VARIG had canceled all flights, except for daily shuttle service between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In 2007, GOL purchased VARIG for US $320 million. Rebranding of the airline began shorty after, and by 2009, all operations had been fully integrated.

A long-time operator of the Boeing 737, VARIG has featured the -200, -300, -400, -500, -700 and -800 variants in its fleet. In 1997, VARIG became the first airline in South America to operate the 737-700. The aircraft pictured is painted in VARIG’s final livery. At that time, 10 -700s remained, flying until the airline ceased operations in 2006.

I did search before posting, and found a request for the -800. Having the VARIG livery in IF would not only further expand Global operations in South America, but also pay tribute to a once proud airline. Vote if you would like to see this beautiful livery added to the 737-700, and the skies of Infinite Flight.

This company has a lot of history really, and is well revered by many Brazilians to this day. It became the official sponsor of the Brazilian football team for a long period. Many Brazilians have already asked me to open topics for solicitation of Varig’s liveries; I just did not do it because I was with other topics still open.

In any case, you have my support, although I can not give my vote.

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I changed my mind! I removed a topic vote, which I can leave for later, to vote for this one. 😅

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Thanks for your support and vote!

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This Airline has a Cool livery.

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We need this livery, I would love to fly with it

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I support this livery, I although I have no votes, since we are close to a possible rework in the 737 I hope it adds.

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Nice request, VARIG very important Brazilian Airline.

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Oh I flew on this one a long time ago, you got me nostalgic.]

I just love it, it’s an awesome livery in an awesome plane!

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I always wanted a Varig painting on some of the 737, very beautiful! I hope it’s added.😀

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I want this Livery in the IF!

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Great livery! I actually didn’t know it was the new one, for some reason I thought the opposite.
@Leonardo_Rodrigues take a look at this!

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a pride of all Brazilians a pity to have left a company to end so I remember as if it were 747 today in Guarulhos

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Look…at the size of them winglets tho…

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Looks great even the winglet logos :-)

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Varig is missing.

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Please guys, we will fight for the Varig Livery, it will be nostalgic for us

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How beautiful, I always wanted this Livery in the IF 😍
credits: Airlines.net

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Check the rules about photos. 😉

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VARIG deserves to be represented alongside those South American carriers already in the sim.

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