Uniformity breeds boredom. And let’s face it, there are a lot of very plain-looking airplanes getting around the world. That’s why we always celebrate airlines that get creative and treat their aircraft like a giant canvas.

Aviation geeks, or just readers who enjoy a good livery perve, will be pleased to know that we’ve just compiled a list of the five funkiest liveries soaring through the world right now.

1. The big cat

Russian Livery

Wow, this livery by Rossiya Airlines is intense. The Russian airline has given its Boeing 777-300 a very unique look with livery of an endangered Amur leopard. The messaging behind the art is admirable – to highlight the campaign to save the big cat.

It’s an important message with only 80 or so of these leopards left in the wild. The Amur leopard is front of mind when you see the impressive muzzle of the big cat on the aircraft’s nose.

2. Star Wars

ANA Star Wars

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways believes every journey through the sky should be an entertaining one. To make this vision a reality they partnered with Walt Disney to launch the Star Wars Project.

This has seen the airline give four of its aircraft Star Wars themes. The special fleet includes the R2-D2 Boeing 787-9, a Boeing 777-300ER with a BB-8 motif, the C-3PO Boeing 777-200, and the Star Wars Boeing 767-300.

3. Indigenous Pride

This one is a KARRYON favourite.  Earlier this year Qantas painted it’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with an indigenous artwork made up of close to 5000 dots.  The livery is based on the work of late Northern Territory artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye and pays tribute to her painting Yam Dreaming

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the “beautiful, bold artwork” will catch people’s eye help spark a conversation about our country’s dynamic Indigenous culture.

4. Toy Story

Toy Story Livery

Just last month China Eastern revealed some fabulous new Toy Story themed livery on their Airbus A330.

The new livery is part of a partnership between China Eastern and Shanghai Disney Resort. Woody and Buzz Lightyear make appearances across the plane’s fuselage. But wait, there’s more. The carrier has also decked out plane’s interior with Toy Story themed…everything!

5. Quetzalcoatl


We love this! Aeromexico’s has tapped into its heritage by painting its first  Boeing 787-9 with the head of Quetzalcoatl.  Quetzalcoatl, also known as the Feathered Serpent, was one of the most important gods in ancient Mesoamerica.

Quetzalcoatl has been placed on both sides at the front of the aircraft which also painted with indigenous graphs alongside the fuselage.

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Did we miss any of your favourite liveries? Let us know below.