Another airline that can't leave well enough alone...
American and Iberia have ditched iconic logos - which could be recognised without any need for the airline name to be written alongside - in favour of abstract swooshes of colour which say nothing about the company name.
I see nothing wrong with the shamrock. If they want to update the livery, they should be taking a leaf out of KLM and LH's book - there's no reason why a historic logo can't be integrated in a contemporary design.
I'm also confused by the statement that "the Aer Lingus brand will remain" - surely they weren't thinking of a name change?!
The current BA livery was adopted in 1999, the same time that Aer Lingus adopted its current green fuselage livery which IMO looks more dated than the BA livery. I doubt in another 20 years that the BA livery will look dated compared to Aer Lingus or Iberia.
Although I wouldn't have gone in that direction, I don't dislike the computer render of the new livery and see myself growing to like it:
However footage from the unveiling makes the tail look more blue/turquoise than green though which I don't like at all. Hopefully its just the lighting in the hanger, but I wonder if this livery will be like Lufthansa's new livery in that the actual finish doesn't match with the computer render: