A more down-to-earth airline

South African low-fare airline kulula.com recently unveiled a brand new livery. One of their Boeing 737-86N (ZS-ZWP / OK-PIK), called ‘Flying 101’ is covered with amusing quips and details about the plane.

The captain’s window is marked with ‘the big cheese – captain, my captain!’, the co-pilot’s window with ‘co-captain’ – the other pilot on the PA system’ and the jump seat is for wannabe pilots. This is a really clever way of engaging passengers, attracting attention and new custom – and for de-mystifying the usually quite mysterious world of air travel.

In addition, the following descriptions of plane parts can be found:
Galley (cuppa anyone?)
Avionics (fancy navigation stuff)
Windows (best view in the world)
Wing #1 and #2
Engine #1 and #2 (26 000 pounds of thrust)
Emergency exit = throne zone (more leg room, baby)
Seats (better than taxi seats)
Some windows = kulula fans (the coolest peeps in the world)
Black box (which is actually orange)
Back door (no bribery/corruption here)
Tail (featuring an awesome logo)
Loo (or mile-high club initiation chamber)
Rudder (the steering thingy)
Stabiliser (the other steering thingy)
ZS-ZWP (OK-PIK) = secret agent code (aka plane’s registration)
Front door (our door is always open … unless we’re at 41 000 feet)
Cockpit window = sun roof

Ref. http://blog.flightstory.net/1472/kulula-air-with-new-funny-livery/

  • John Gallen

    Cool, an airline that invites you to initiate membership of the mile high club :)