Nauru Airlines has received its first Boeing 737-700 and launched a new livery that features Nauru's iconic 12-pointed star, which represents the country's tribes and people. The rest of the airline's aircraft will be given the new livery in due time.
The Boeing 737-700 of Nauru Airlines
Nauru Airlines, an airline based in the Central Pacific, has launched its first Boeing 737-700 with a fresh livery. Nauru's national colours, as well as the country's 12-pointed star, are included on the new livery's body and wings.
President Lionel Aingimea of the Republic of Nauru unveiled the new livery design in Townsville, expressing his joy with the Nauruan design.
Dr. Kieren Keke, Chairman of Nauru Airlines, stated, "The first flight will be a moment of celebration as it marks a new beginning as Nauru Airlines’ fresh branding takes to the sky on our new aircraft. The waves flowing along the body of the aircraft are symbolic of the Pacific Ocean and reflect Nauru Airline’s historic and ongoing ability to connect the small island nations of the Pacific with Australia and beyond."
VH-INU is the registration of the Boeing 737-700. The plane is nearly 16 years old and first flew for Air China in 2006. It was also used for three years by Surinam Airways until being retired in February 2021.
The 737-700 was delivered to the airline in July 2021, according to ch-aviation. However, it took longer than expected to join the Nauru Airlines fleet due to induction, certification, and registration requirements.