Cayman Airways is giving its eight-plane fleet an anniversary-themed makeover.
The airline will celebrate its semi-centennial this year in August, and all of its planes have all had a special 50th-anniversary logo emblazoned on their fuselage. The logo is a green 50 with a yellow silhouette of an airplane detailed into the 5, and the words “Since 1968” are included in the design.
“We’re very excited to see all of our aircraft flying this commemorative logo for such a historic milestone,” said Fabian Whorms, the president and chief executive officer of Cayman Airways, in a statement. “It’s a very proud occasion, not only for all of us at Cayman Airways, but also for the Cayman Islands overall.”
The Cayman Airways fleet underwent a rebranding a decade ago as part of the company’s 40th anniversary. Early this year, the airline began its “Golden Year” promotion, which allows customers to take advantage of monthly destination highlights and bargain travel offers.
The design of the 50th anniversary logo was conducted by Charles Gilman, the company’s creative services and product development manager. Mr. Gilman said the design and approval process took place over a matter of months, and it took inspiration from the stars in the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms.
“The green ‘50’ is embellished in golden accents, exemplifying the pride that Cayman’s residents feel for their National Airline, as well as representing the traditional gold colour typically used to mark 50th anniversaries,” said Mr. Gilman of his design in a press release.
“The logo incorporates the fleet’s most state-of-the-art aircraft – the Boeing 737-800 – in a transcendent state, creating an optical illusion of the plane appearing to fly both away from, and toward, the viewer, which is metaphoric of CAL’s anniversary as we reverently reflect on the airline’s past whilst projecting forward into a bright future.”
The Cayman Airways fleet currently consists of three Boeing 737-300 aircraft, one Boeing 737-800, two SAAB 340B+ and a pair of Twin Otters.