Brazil’s World Cup Jet is Another Stratosphere of Cool
The FIFA World Cup only comes around once every four years, which means there’s plenty of time to plan all the little intricacies of each team’s trip, including the plane they fly to Brazil. If that too were a competition, it’s safe to say Brazil and Germany are in the finals. This year’s Brazilian team was treated to a truly unique Boeing 737, painted by twin Brazilian artists, Os Gemeos. The brothers adorned the airliner with dozens of portraits intended to represent the rich Brazilian culture and heritage, depicted in the duo’s signature style: complete with stretched-out faces and vibrant colors. We feel for their trigger fingers though; apparently the plane took a week to paint, using around 1,200 cans of spray paint.
Some of the other World Cup contenders brought out their painting crews as well. Aerolineas Argentinas plastered up some of Argentina’s top players (Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, and Sergio Aguero) on the side of its plane. Australia’s Qantas Boeing 747 adorned a giant soccer ball and the signature kangaroo logo with a pair of cleats hanging from its neck. But ‘ze Germans took it up a notch.
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Lufthansa renamed eight of its planes “Fanhansa” in recognition of the German national team, and Air Berlin – not even carrying the country’s World Cup team – renamed one of their Airbus A320 jets the “Fan Force One”
Japan undoubtedly would have stolen the crown had it shown up to Brazil in one of All Nippon Airways’ Pokémon jets. In fact, the team was claimed to have done just that, however that claim turned out to be a hoax. Regardless, it’s quite the sight to behold.
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