Qantas unveils 70’s retro livery on new B737s
Qantas has gone back to the future by unveiling its first ever ‘retro’ inspired livery on one of its new B737 aircraft.
December 15, 2014
Qantas has gone back to the future by unveiling its first ever ‘retro’ inspired livery on one of its new B737 aircraft. The retro design is a flying tribute to 70 years of the iconic flying kangaroo logo – a widely recognised symbol of home to millions of intrepid Australian travellers. The signature element of the 1971-1984 livery design was the ochre band around the window line of the aircraft. Ochre reflected the colours of the outback where Qantas was established in 1920. The winged kangaroo logo is used on the tail and was adapted from the original 1947 version designed by Gert Sellheim. In 1984 the flying kangaroo discarded its wings, evolving to its current slender and stylised form.