German airline unveils candy-striped aircraft

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(CNN) – Most airplane exteriors look alike – white backdrop, bold lettering, company logo – but now and again, unveil a lever that differs from the airline pack.

Take All Nippon Airways “Flying Honu” A380sDesigned for brightly colored turtles or stunning indigenous art that adorns one of Qantas’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

The German airline Condor is the latest carrier to further its leverage game with a simple yet stylish paint job. According to the airline, Condor’s fleet will soon be wrapped in candy-colored bold stripes, inspired by “parasols, bath towels and beach chairs.”

Condor was owned by Thomas Cook, a British holiday company Collapsed in 2019. Now the leisure airline is striking its own with a new look to celebrate. The colorful stripes, designed by the Berlin creative agency Vision Alphabet, aim to evoke nostalgia for past holidays and excitement for future holidays.

There are five color options: Condor says the blue stripes represent the ocean, the yellow stripes reminiscent of sunlight, the red represents “passion”, the green represents “island” and the unbleached wool-gold stripe tells tourists about the sandy beach. Thinks.

The airline suggests that the stripes also represent “a group of guests, a variety of employees and opportunities to explore the world with condors”.

Rendering displays Condor's new candy-colored striped aircraft.

Rendering displays Condor’s new candy-colored striped aircraft.


Condolese CEO Ralph Tekantrup said in a statement that the colorful stripes are the airline’s “new trademark”. Accordingly, it is not just the outer part of the condor that has been reconstructed. Condor’s logo is now on her social media account Emblazoned with stripes, While flight items such as boarding passes and blankets are being redesigned. Condor promises that crew uniforms will also “shine in the new design,” with more details and photos to come.

The first striped Condor aircraft has already taken off – the yellow-striped A321 flew from Frankfurt, Germany to Lanzarote, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, at noon on April 5.

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Condor’s fleet has more than 50 aircraft, and promises that by 2024 most aircraft will be dyed. Expect the six-striped aircraft to be operational by this summer, the aircraft will fly to destinations including the Canary Islands, Greece and Egypt.

Top photo courtesy of Condor

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