Condor, a German leisure airline, debuted its new livery this week with plenty of internet buzz— the airline’s planes will now be painted in bold, graphic stripes to resemble classic beach towels, parasols, and chairs. By Cailey Rizzo
“Condor is vacation and Condor is unmistakable – like our new design, with which we are now launching into the future,” Ralf Teckentrup, CEO of Condor, said in a statement. “Our new trademark are stripes, our figurative mark stands for our origin and the colours for diversity.”
People are loving the new paint job on these planes
Condor’s new striped planes will come in five colours: yellow, red, blue, green, and beige. Each colour represents a different aspect of vacation like sunshine, passion, sea, island, and beach (respectively).
Response to the new livery has run the gamut, with some Twitter users likening the stripes to Fruit Stripe gum or saying it looks like the airplane “just came out of prison.” Others have said the new colours are “cool and youthful” or that they “want to fly exclusively on condor airlines because of how much I like this livery.”
The style revamp will also reach other corners of Condor, including crew uniforms (expect striped neckerchiefs, ties, and pins), dining items aboard the aircraft and signage throughout the airport.
The first passenger flight aboard one of the striped aircraft departed Frankfurt, Germany on April 5, with service to Lanzarote (one of Spain’s Canary Islands). Six of the striped planes are expected to be in operation by this summer, flying passengers to Mallorca, the Canary Islands, Greece, and Egypt.
There are more than 50 aircraft in the Condor fleet, most of which will earn their stripes by 2024.