A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled, Dear Lufthansa, Please Don’t Ruin Your Beautiful Livery. It was a plea for Lufthansa to leave well enough alone. Sadly, my letter fell upon deaf ears. The new livery is out and it’s…unnecessary.
Per @AeronewsRO, the new Lufthansa livery will eliminate the iconic Lufthansa yellow that has graced Lufthansa aircraft for decades. Here are two official renderings:
As I stated in my letter to Lufthansa–
But I like Lufthansa’s present livery. It is timeless. It is elegant. And it is does not need to be changed…
Why not just leave well enough alone?
And I stand by that assessment. The new livery does nothing for me. I’m thankful the logo is not being changed. I’m also thankful the crane will remain on the fuselage. But why change it for the sake of change? Who DIDN’T like the existing livery? It’s not like Lufthansa is under new management or in the midst of a merger.
Put simply, this was change for the sake of change and a poor use of resources. The new livery is not ugly…it is just less unique (it virtually copies the Qantas livery) and now blends in Lufthansa rather than distinguishes it.
(H/T One Mile at a Time)