Minneapolis based leisure carrier Sun Country Airlines is in the process of introducing a new livery which was first announced in June this year.
Employees of the airline decided over the new paint scheme in an internal voting. The winning livery was announced by Sun Country Airlines on June 6th, two days after the airline first publicly showed the four voting choices.
In comparison to recent new airline liveries, such as the ones introduced by Air Canada or Lufthansa, Sun Country Airlines’ new design does not include a lot of white. It instead focuses on orange as a main color, along with already present blue, making it a rather unique livery in the sky.
A Boeing 737-800, registered as N861AM, is the first aircraft to wear the all-new livery. It is leased from AerCap and was previously flying for Aeromexico, but was taken over by Sun Country Airlines after the Mexican flag carrier experienced financial issues and decided to reduce its fleet and route network.
The aircraft was repainted at Chicago Rockford Airport (RFD) in Illinois. It was ferried to Minneapolis on November 6th and is yet to enter commercial passenger with Sun Country Airlines.
Founded in 1982, the airline currently operates 26 Boeing 737NG aircraft: four 737-700 and 22 737-800. In addition, two Boeing 737-800 by KLM-owned Dutch leisure carrier Transavia, registered as PH-HXB and PH-HXA, are flying for Sun Country since November 14th and December 8th respectively.
Jakob Wert is an aviation journalist from Germany. He built up the website IFN.news and is the Editor-In-Chief of International Flight Network.