Picture: Icelandair introduces its new livery

REYKJAVIK, ICELANDIcelandic flag carrier Icelandair has disclosed a new livery on three of its six Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets.



The airline released a photo of three 737 MAX aircraft painted with the new corporate livery. The writing on the body is still in the airline’s traditional royal blue, but it is larger and stretches across the window line.

The tails are blue with the operator’s stylized logo in white and a colored stripe.

"The five colors (boreal blue, magenta, sky blue, yellow, and green) represent different phenomena in Icelandic nature,” Icelandair says.

The airline aims to have a total of five 737 MAX aircraft with the new livery by the end of February. This is the first new livery introduced by the Icelandic carrier since it unveiled its current livery on its Boeing 757 fleet in 2006.

“The repainting of the rest of our fleet will continue according to the maintenance schedule of each airplane,” the airline says.

The first aircraft registered TF-ICE arrived at Reykjavik's Keflavik airport with its sky-blue tail on 28 January.

Icelandair currently operates nine Boeing 737 MAX jets and three more of the same type are waiting to be delivered. The airline had originally ordered 16 copies but canceled four of them after the type was grounded and deliveries were suspended following two fatal crashes.
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