Over the past few weeks I’ve been bringing you a sample of the world’s airline’s most interesting and beautiful liveries. Last time we were looking at the airlines that fly their national flags on their tails, and today we’re looking at emblems.
A flag carrier doesn’t always have to carry the flag; in fact a nation’s official airline’s art might just as likely to depict a crest, a government symbol, or a national icon. Here is the next set of airline tail art: emblems and icons.
Etihad Airways with its old livery, the emblem of the United Arab Emirates
Royal Brunei Airlines with a small emblem of Brunei above the airline’s initials
Yemenia, Yemen’s national airline, carries the flag high above the company logo – can you spot it?
The oryx, the national animal of Qatar, on the tail of Qatar Airways
Saudia, the Saudi Arabian national airline, carries a stylised House of Said crest on its tail
Air Serbia featured a stylised double-headed eagle, inspired by the Serbian coat of arms
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines with the royal Dutch crown
Greece’s Olympic Airways sports, you guessed it, the Olympic rings!
Which one is your favourite? Comment below!
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