German leisure carrier Condor has unveiled a distinctive new striped livery design, which it says has been inspired by “parasols, bath towels and beach chairs”.
The stripes come in five colours – yellow, red, blue, green and beige – which the airline says “stand for the facets of the diversity of Condor’s guests, employees and the multitude of opportunities to discover the world with Condor”.
The fuselage also features the carrier’s name in lower case, while the aircraft tailfin is painted with a refreshed version of the Condor signet.
Selected A320, A321 and B757 aircraft will feature the new livery in the coming weeks, flying to destinations including Mallorca, Greece, the Canary Islands and Egypt, with around 80 per cent of the airline’s fleet being repainted by 2024. The carrier’s forthcoming A330 neo will also feature the new livery when it comes into service this autumn.
The new designs will also gradually be used on crew uniforms, as well as airport signage, the carrier’s website and social media, boarding passes, and onboard items including cups, blankets and cutlery.
Previously part of the Thomas Cook group prior to its collapse in 2019, Condor now operates as an independent carrier, with investment firm Attestor Capital owning a majority 51 per cent stake.
Commenting on the new design Ralf Teckentrup, CEO of Condor, said:
“Condor has undergone a transformation over the past two and a half years: From a subsidiary of a vertically integrated travel group to an independent airline that looks back proudly on its history and tradition, while at the same time embarking on the path to the future.
“We want to express this unmistakably through our corporate identity: Condor is vacation and Condor is unmistakable – like our new design, with which we are now launching into the future.
“Our new trademark are stripes, our figurative mark stands for our origin and the colors for diversity. This triad is new, what remains is our passion. It has always made Condor unique and is therefore also reflected in our claim: Passion is our compass.
“Revising Condor’s brand identity with its long tradition is a delicate interplay based on respect for its origins and requirements for the future. Our goal was to endow Condor with a special visual independence, the rationale of which is united in Condor’s brand essence: the invention of the vacation flight, and the effective vacation code, the stripes of summer, joy and freedom.”
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