Airbus and Boeing are the names of the workhorses of aviation, with which almost all airlines travel around the world. In order to stand out from the masses of competitors, airlines start conspicuous special campaigns: With brightly painted individual machines, they provide visual variety at the airports.
The latest eye-catcher: a Lufthansa Airbus A330-300. Because this week, on November 14, the twin-engine jet with the registration D-AIKQ flew the soccer players, coaches and support staff of the German men’s national team to their training camp in Muscat in Oman.
Shortly before the start of the Fifa World Cup in Qatar, the hull of the ten-year-old machine is adorned with the likeness of several riverball players of all colors. In the interplay with the message next to the stuck-on word “Fanhansa” and the Bergiff “Diversity Wins”, the company alludes to the controversial venue of the World Cup.
“Lufthansa stands for open-mindedness, tolerance, diversity and connecting people,” he said in a press release. “Lufthansa brings guests of all nations and cultures together and welcomes everyone on board – regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity. The company is now promoting this attitude high above the clouds and all over the world: Diversity wins!”
In contrast, the World Cup organizer has been criticized for its intolerance towards homosexuals and the exploitation of migrant workers in the construction of the stadium.
The illustrator Peter Phobia was responsible for the special paintwork of the medium and long-haul aircraft. In addition to the “Fanhansa”, in the photo series we again present some of the latest motifs from airlines with their special paintwork, which have recently been on the road with passengers.
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– First flight 30 years ago: Airbus A330, the most successful long-haul aircraft in Europe