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Spirit Airlines Still Flies In Three Distinct Liveries


Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is used to fending off criticism from passengers and has recently improved its on-time performance. But why is it sill flying around with three totally different color schemes ? The oldest is from the mid-2000s and has been superseded twice in the past 10 years.

Spirit's "digital-age" pixelated scheme dates from the early 2000s, when it first started receiving Airbuses.

​The silvery-gray scheme lasted a few years before being superseded by the more colorful artwork seen from around 2010 onwards. This multi-colored makeover lasted only 4 or 5 years, attracting many negative comments, though I must say it's my favorite still flying around today.

The current "yellow cab" scheme is totally unmissable and clearly shouts "low cost" to any that see the bright yellow Airbuses. One reason for going to just two colors is to cut down on re-painting costs, but the main one must be the stand-out visibility. If Spirit is happy with the "Bare Fare" yellow colours, isn't it time the older colors quietly disappeared ?


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