Flights of Fancy

How much do you notice the exterior of an airplane? Unless you are an avid plane watcher, the answer is, likely, not much. Yet, airlines around the world shell out good money on elaborate external liveries for their planes, with various degrees of success and acclaim. Qantas Airlines' Wunala Dreaming aircraft is an example of one of the most well-received and stunning liveries. More recently, Dragonair, a regional carrier that operates out of Hong Kong and flies to 22 destinations in China and nine cities in seven other Asian countries, unveiled a specially designed aircraft in celebration of its 20th anniversary. The anniversary livery for the A330-300 is Airbus' most complex livery project to date, taking 14 months to complete.

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