So I’m referring to the airline company SpiceJet here. They have acquired old airplanes of the company that has now gone under, Jet Airways. enter image description here

The above plane is clearly an old Jet-Lite plane that SpiceJet acquired, my question is why don’t they paint the fin or even the body with SpiceJet colors and logo?

Is it not economical or just not worth anything to the company to do so?

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    $\begingroup$ Painting an aircraft is expensive, not just materials and labor but downtime. Low cost carriers operate on very low margins, they may not have the budget until it's down for other reasons like a check. $\endgroup$
    – Ron Beyer
    Jun 5, 2021 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ Also, given that the photo is from FlightRadar24 - a private company, not a government or licencing body - there is no guarantee that the photo is up-to-date. $\endgroup$ Jun 9, 2021 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I also saw the plane directly overhead and it wasn’t painted. Haha. $\endgroup$ Jun 9, 2021 at 16:32


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