Southern Africa’s independent and privately owned regional airline, Airlink, has unveiled a distinctive special-liveried new addition to its fleet.
The airline is constantly working on being among the best, whether it’s by adding more routes or providing the best service.
Debuting on a test flight at O.R. Tambo International Airport, the newly acquired Embraer E195 jetliner, which now sports a classy jet-black paint scheme, is expected to operate on Airlink’s main domestic and regional trunk services.
Rodger Foster, the CEO and Managing Director for Airlink said “Some say flying has lost its allure, but as Southern Africa’s premier airline, Airlink is putting glamour and style back in the skies,”
“In addition to our top-class service provided by our friendly crew in their stylish new uniforms, we have dressed one of our svelte Embraer E-Jets in an elegant and chic little black number.” – he added.
On a normal basis, airlines paint select aircraft in special paint jobs, known as liveries, which are themed and often promote a partnership, honour a past, or express an airline’s values.
For an example, the Springboks had a specially branded FlySafair aircraft during their partnership with the airline. What the black E-jet promotes is Airlink’s recently launched Skybucks customer loyalty programme.
Fosters mentioned that Skybucks is a key component in establishing and consolidating Airlink as an independent, efficient and dependable airline, travel partner and brand.
“Black is the pinnacle Skybucks tier and a cachet reserved exclusively for the select group of our most loyal high-flyers,” he added.
The black E-jet has already gained a lot of attention, with some social media users, asking the airline to paint the rest of their aircraft the same colour.
Main Image: Airspace Africa