The unique look of the PNG Air aircraft has caught the eyes of international travellers.
Featured in Cable News Network’s (CNN) list of Best Aircraft Liveries, the ATR 72–600 is recognised for its unique livery, depicting Papua New Guinea’s cultural heritage.
The design came with the new and improved name, PNG Air, formerly known as Airlines PNG, and its services in November 2015.
In a statement released by PNG Air after its rebranding, it stated:
“The airline’s new logo and livery reinforces the strong connection to PNG. The many faces of PNG can be seen in the individual symbols. A bold and modern interpretation of traditional PNG design, the new logo positions PNG Air as the fresh, dynamic, next generation airline it seeks to be.”
At the launching of PNG Air, CEO Mr Muralee Siva, had stressed the airline’s focus on the people of Papua New Guinea which is presented on the aircraft, livery and their services.
“The challenge was always going to be in finding a symbol which captured the diversity of this country. Our solution was to embrace that diversity and celebrate it by incorporating many key icons into one unifying design,” Siva said.
Other aircraft liveries recognised are from South Africa, Kulula-Flying 101, with their outstanding bright green exterior and arrows pointing out different parts of the aircraft; Singapore’s Jetstar which featured 50 faces of the country’s “unsung heroes” and a black-nape oriole, a bird commonly found in Singapore; and Japan’s All Nippon Airways with their Star Wars inspired design.