Theme: The Berlin bear
Airlines appear to like animal themes when it comes to adorning their aircraft. Southwest Airlines' Illinois plane bore the suitably lofty image of an eagle; another depicted a graceful whale. Yet some commentators were mystified when the airline Germanwings painted a plane to look like a brown bear. They were finally put out of their misery with the information that the animal is the symbol of the German capital, Berlin.
The airbus A319-112 proved a hit with plane spotters, and a miniature die-cast toy was later produced.