One of KLM’s most iconic planes had its livery modified this weekend and now it looks a little different.
The KLM Boeing 777-300ER, named Orange Pride, or Orange Pride in Portuguese, has become known for its gradient livery, a rarity for the world’s oldest airline, which does not usually make sudden changes to its livery.
But the reason was noble: the company printed orange, the country’s official color, and the reason for the nickname “Orange Orange” given to the country’s orange-clad soccer team, which made history in 1974 and 1978 with its performances.
With registration number PH-BVA, the aircraft now has an updated paint job, with the stripe bearing the colors of the country’s flag no longer running across the entire fuselage but moving towards the top, dividing KLM’s traditional blue with Dutch orange.
The orange to blue gradient has thus been removed and KLM’s traditional dark blue stripe continues to the end of the fuselage. The livery modification was carried out in Malta and the aircraft is already on the airline’s network, scheduled to take flight KL835 to Singapore on Saturday evening.
Before the modernization, the aircraft’s appearance was as follows:
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