The distinctive and eye-catching logo and aircraft livery was introduced when the airline began bringing in its brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft in late 2015.
In including PNG Air's livery in its list CNN commented that it was a contemporary depiction of ancient patterns that was designed to reflect the nation's diversity and that traditional icons from around the country were incorporated on the unusual and striking design,
PNG Air joined major world airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, All Nippon Airlines, Qatar Airways and Taiwan’s EVA on CNN’s list.
PNG Air CEO Muralee Siva in a statement said it was very pleasing to gain recognition from a body like CNN that is known and trusted around the world.
“When we adopted the new livery it was to announce ourselves as a fresh, dynamic, new airline. We want to give a world class airline experience to every Papua New Guinean and that means doing everything right – down to choosing a logo,” Siva said.
According to CNN, the PNG Air's new livery on its fleet of new ATR 72-600 aircraft was designed to reflect the nation's diversity and traditional icons from around the country were incorporated on the unusual and striking design.
This contemporary depiction of ancient patterns was rendered in just three colors.
CNN’s full list of the best aircraft liveries can be seen at http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/04/aviation/best-aircraft-livery-design/index.html