LAX - where special liveries abound

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Los Angeles International Airport may not be the frequent traveller's favourite airport (certainly from an international point of view, the immigration times can be very lengthy), but for aircraft photographers, it's one of the best in the world. With such a diverse range of airlines and types visiting LAX, and it being one of the busiest airports in the world, it won't be long before you encounter an airline's special 'themed' livery. Here are a selection all seen on one Friday in April.

Supporting the Australian 2012 Olympic team, a 747-400 of QANTAS:

Promoting United's fuel-saving initiative, a 737-900 with Eco Skies titles:

Promoting Expo 2010, Shanghai, China, an A340-600 of China Eastern Airlines:

Alaska Airlines 737-900 with 'Go Russell' titles, in honour of their quarterback Russell Wilson, and the 12th Russell Wilson Fan Airlift:

Another Alaska aircraft, this time a Bombardier Q400 flown by subsidiary carrier Horizon Airlines, featuring Oregon State Univeristy's sports teams:

Air New Zealand's 'Hobbit' themed 777-300, promoting tourism to New Zealand, where the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies were filmed:

And finally another Alaksa Airline 737, this time featuring Disneyland and the Cars movie:

All photos by Nigel Howarth

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on Apr 28, 2014

I would love to able to go to LAX to plane watch. Unfortunately I am in Columbus.. which is great if you love 737s and 320s and little else.

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