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Old Mar 30, 12, 11:05 pm   #1
 
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UNI Air Unveils New Livery (3/30/2012)

On March 30, 2012, UNI Air unveiled their new livery:



The new livery exemplifies EVA Air's spirit and influence on UNI Air. All new incoming ATR 72-600's will bear the new livery.

The press release is available here:
https://www.uniair.com.tw/uniairec/m...20329939417843

A picture of an MD-90 painted in the new livery:
http://www.aviation.idv.tw/cht/viewp...p?id=P00075697
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Well, it is an improvement over the old one at least!
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Old Mar 30, 12, 11:42 pm   #3
 
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Pity the second link doesn't work in Firefox. No change in thinking there!
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The press release also mentions new uniforms. If UNI Air flight attendants are in the following picture, it appears the new uniform is the same as EVA's current one.

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The press release also mentions new uniforms. If UNI Air flight attendants are in the following picture, it appears the new uniform is the same as EVA's current one.
Why did they adopt such an ugly uniform... BR's uniforms need serious redesign.
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At least it seems moggy free.
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Why did they adopt such an ugly uniform... BR's uniforms need serious redesign.
I actually liked their original uniforms which were a much lighter shade of green.
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Old Apr 1, 12, 8:30 pm   #8
 
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Maybe they're adopting the, (uniform) streamline then improve plan, the new livery looks great, I think better than EVA in some sense.
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Old Apr 2, 12, 7:58 pm   #9
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLcTQ...feature=relmfu

Someone's got it on youtube already. Looks pretty nice !
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Old Apr 2, 12, 10:35 pm   #10
 
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Remember, YF Chang has his taste in things.

I personally don't like it. I guess with Uniglory merged into EMC, they want to make UNI Air more like EVA Air.

One big purpose of having it around is to count as another carrier when traffic authorities are handed out.

I wonder how their cost structures differ and whether it would also be the low-cost little brother of EVA.
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Old Apr 3, 12, 3:09 am   #11
 
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It looks to me like they combined the EVA 77W "Rainbow" scheme with the standard EVA and UNI schemes. I'm glad they changed the UNI Air logo, as it previously seemed too much like a shipping insignia IMO. I wonder if this livery change presages a EVA change as well, although given the "Rainbow" scheme's existence, I doubt it.

It's also interesting to see that the full-green tail has emerged; as I recall the first EVA 767 briefly had an all-green tail, before they filled in the globe logo with white to make it more distinctive.

Overall, the livery shows more connection with EVA itself, whereas before, the contrasting colors seemed more like how ANA differentiates Air Nippon with its mainline jets. The uniforms also seem to match up with EVA even more as well.
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One big purpose of having it around is to count as another carrier when traffic authorities are handed out.

I wonder how their cost structures differ and whether it would also be the low-cost little brother of EVA.
The route authority issue you raised would be the ONLY reason I think to keep a separate branding. Same reason why CI keeps AE around.

I doubt the cost structure is that different if you are talking EVA MD90 vs. UNI MD90 as they have common pilot pool. There are no true low-cost carriers based in Taiwan. As long as China flights frequencies are artificially restricted, Air Asia or Jetstar style bare bones operation and rock bottom fares will not work in Taiwan.
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Old Apr 4, 12, 10:01 am   #13
 
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Nice comparison Old versus New:

1. old

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfcJ8...feature=relmfu

2. new

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHzqw...feature=relmfu

Thing is these planes are , what, 15 years old? And I thought they were going to sell them when the new Airbus A320 come in. So why the repaint?
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Old Apr 6, 12, 6:38 am   #14
 
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They had the new fascias at the Taoyuan HSR check-in tonight.
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