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Qantas' first A220 joins the Flying Art Series

Latest News|Published 15 November 2023

The first QantasLink A220 has rolled out of the paint shop in Canada joining the iconic Flying Art Series. The striking Indigenous livery on the A220 becomes the sixth aircraft to join the series and the first time a QantasLink aircraft has displayed a special Indigenous livery.

The A220 features the artwork of senior Pitjantjatjara artist Maringka Baker and is named Minyma Kutjara Tjukurpa after the artwork. 

Around 100 painters were involved in completing the livery at Airbus’ facility in Mirabel, Canada, with 130 stencils used to replicate the detailed designs. It features over 20,000 dots and is the most complex livery Airbus has ever completed on an A220. You can read more about the artwork and artist in our fact sheet

The aircraft is the first of 29 A220s that will be delivered to the Qantas Group as part of its domestic fleet renewal program to replace and grow the narrowbody fleet. The first QantasLink A220 will be the 12th new aircraft delivered to the Group in the past 12 months, including three Boeing 787 Dreamliners for Qantas International. Qantas Domestic is on track to receive its first Airbus A321XLR next year as we continue to receive a new aircraft every three weeks on average for the next few years. All of these aircraft burn significantly less fuel, generate fewer emissions and are quieter than the aircraft they replace. Our fleet renewal will create new opportunities for our people as well as new routes and inflight product and services for our customers.