LONDON – TF-ICE, the Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX sporting the new and rebranded livery has been spotted at Manchester Airport.
Enda Burke, a fellow photographer who often visits Manchester, got this impressive shot of the new livery.
TF-ICE operated FI440 today from Reykjavik into the North-Western British airport.
The aircraft was recently painted at Norwich Airport, having departed from there on Jan 28 as FI6051.
By the end of February, the airline is expected to have five MAX aircraft in this new livery and then from there, the rest of the fleet will continue according to the maintenance schedule of each airplane.
Via a press release, Icelandair said the following:
“In 2022 we are updating our airline livery – the way our planes look – with new colors drawn from Icelandic nature, including the beloved northern lights.”
“This is the first time the whole livery design has been changed since 2006 and is part of a complete refresh of the Icelandair brand. Over the past year or so, we’ve been looking at our brand as a whole and finding new, refreshing ways to bring the spirit of Iceland to the world.”
This is of course a completely new look to previous Icelandair liveries and has caused some strongly-worded opinions from those in the industry.