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Nepal Airlines to fly with new livery reflecting national identity

The new livery of Nepal Airlines Corporation. Photo: Courtesy to NAC
The new livery of Nepal Airlines Corporation. Photo: Courtesy to NAC

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will soon fly its planes in the new look as the national flag carrier adopt new livery for its airplanes.

The NAC is planning to introduce the new livery with the commencement flights of its new airplanes, which will be added in its fleet soon.

The corporation has finalized the design selected through open competition.

The old livery will be gradually replaced by the new design prepared by Bishwas Pokharel, the NAC states in a press release.

The new design reflects the national identity of Nepal. According to the corporation, the wave in the design consists of three basic elements. NAC’s name is placed in the body with a larger font face so that it looks strikingly elegant and bold. With the significant emblem of the Nepali flag beside it and with an elegant font-face the name stands out in the body and signifies the simplicity and elegance of the Nepali airlines, NAC said.

The colours that have been used in the wave are the brand colours of Nepal Airlines Corporation. The shape of the wave is so designed that it resembles NAC in every way. The two prominent structures of the sun and the moon signify that the airlines flies through day and night.

According to NAC, the bird was integrated to the design keeping in mind that the concept of flying was developed after watching birds fly; birds do have a significant importance in airlines. Hence, two red and blue birds have been integrated into the design. It is tilted in such a way that it mimics the posture of the aircraft while taking off, landing or flying.

Meanwhile, the Aakash Bhairav symbol is derived from its precedent symbol in the airlines, as this symbol marks a great importance in the Nepali aviation sector.

A total of 62 designs were submitted by 31 artists, among which, Pokharel’s design was selected by a five-member expert team of Lalit Bikram Shah, Madan Chitrakar, Swasti Rajbhandari, Nabin Joshi and Ganesh Bahadur Chand.

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