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Flying art: Brussels Airlines reveals Icon Jet number 6
Back in 2015 Brussels Airlines began its row of Belgian Icon Jets with the A320 OO-SNB featuring the comic characters from Tintin. Over the last years four more specials followed showing of typical sides of Belgium: Red Devils football team, the smurfs, the festival Tomorrowland and Magritte: Pictures of the already existing liveries
However, the airline recently announced to add another icon jet to its collection and in May 2019 we were able to join the revealing of number 6 in the row. The freshly colored A320, registered OO-SNE, was all about another famours Belgian painter: Peter Bruegel the Elder. This 39 meter long Airbus was dedicated to the Belgian painter and presented proudly by the airline recently in May 2019 450 years after his death.
The special livery was created by Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys for Brussels Airlines, who invented this icon jet in cooperation with the Belgian organizations BOZAR (an artcentre from Brussels) and Visit Flanders (promoting merching from and for Flanders). This flying masterpiece was colored for almost three weeks in East Midlands, where 508 liters of 30 different colors were used to make this happen...
In addition, this Airbus A320 is not just colorful from outside now as it also received some hints and features inside. Apart from some very famous paintings on the fuselage, the overhead lockers and walls inside the cabin also feature some art.
In addition, the two sides of the aircraft were even colored differently featuing various paintings and colors.
This Belgian Icon Jet made its first flight to Venice back in May 2019 and the aircraft is suppossed to wear this livery until 2024, when the next paint job has to be done. Such information and even more like upcoming routings or other interesting facts can be found on Brussels Airlines website HERE.