Monday, December 13, 2010

The Santa plane was from Ryanair

Thanks to commenter Rich, my question yesterday has been answered. The airliner with the squished Santa on its nosecone turns out to have been a Boeing 737-800 of Ryanair.

(Click the image for a larger view)

Still no word on when or where the aircraft was painted, but full marks to Ryanair for their sense of humor! It seems they've painted a number of their aircraft in odd ways from time to time. You'll find a number of photographs of them here (scroll down to find the pictures).

Thanks, Rich. Appreciate your help.



Anonymous said...

Extra credit for painting a radome to boot.


Old NFO said...

I "think" it was done in 2007... I seem to remember seeing it at Heathrow.

Anonymous said...

That theme appeared on 'The Far Side' cartoon by Larson, some years ago.