KANSAS CITY, MO – MetroAir Virtual Airlines announced the unveiling of their new livery during an executive press conference this morning.
The new paint scheme, dubbed “Metro Prime”, was designed by Trevor De Verteuil and Alex Norgaard, and is currently being applied to the airline’s Embraer E-170 fleet.
“The fresh & bright new livery truly reflects the core of MetroAir.” said Matt Calsada, MetroAir Chief Executive Officer. “While other airlines can say they are expanding, MetroAir is evolving. We are not the same airline as we were 5 years ago.”
“The last two years have been a very exciting time here are MetroAir with the launch of two new aircraft types and returning the 757 along with opening a focus city in Portland and opening our busiest hub in Baltimore.” stated William Hogarth, Chief Operating Officer. “It’s even more exciting that we can now launch our new and vibrant livery. In a world of airline cuts, rising fuel prices and handling fees, it is still great to be able to offer our passengers the very best service possible. We feel this new fresh look will only add to the overall experience.”
The livery is scheduled to be deployed on all MetroAir aircraft during the airline’s extensive fleet-wide maintenance program.
“This is very exciting for all of us here at MetroAir. Not only are we embarking on one of the largest maintenance programs in airline history, but to couple it with a update of this magnitude? How could you not get excited?!” exclaimed Fleet Director, Zak Winnick.
Following the E-170s, the next aircraft to have their paint updated will be the Bombardier Q200s and Q400s. This fall will see the airline’s Airbus fleet get the update, and the rest of the fleet will be updated by the end of Q1 ‘14.
“Every month our staff and pilots bring something new to the table whether it be a new scheduled route, a collaboration to help mentor our newest pilots or a VATSIM event.” stated Calsada. “We’re excited to launch our Prime livery on our Embraer 170 as just one sign of new things coming to MetroAir in the next year.
A fun fact to note is that the “Prime” name came from the fact that the livery will be MetroAir’s primary paint scheme. The airline is also celebrating its’ seventh anniversary this year, 2013. Both numbers are prime numbers.