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Airline Slogans for airlines G - N

A comprehensive list of airline slogans

This poster, probably from the very early 1930s, claims 'The Modern Way' but the claim came from an airline renowned for outdated equipment.

Part of a series on Airline Slogans - please also visit the other pages linked on the right.



Skip down to the continuation of what is the internet's most comprehensive listing of airlines and their slogans if you're paging through this series.

If you've entered directly to this page, you should read the first page in this series for some background commentary and then the comments below before moving on to more airlines and their slogans.


Airlines with Names beginning G through N

Here are such slogans and related phrases as we've been able to find for airlines starting with the letters G through N inclusive.  Click through the other parts of this series of other airlines - we have airlines featured from all letters of the alphabet.

Within each airline section we list slogans in alphabetical order.

Can You Help Us?

Sure, this is already probably the largest collection of airline slogans, anywhere.  But it barely touches the surface of all the slogans that have ever been released, for all airlines that have ever flown (or even not flown!).

Furthermore, the information we do have is usually incomplete and may sometimes be inaccurate.

If you can help us more accurately identify the slogans we have, or if you have new slogans to add to the collection, please let us know.  It is helpful if you tell us the slogan itself, the airline it related to, and also as much else such as when the slogan was in use, and how it was used, and any background to why the slogan was chosen, or why it was superseded, and anything else to add to the context of each slogan.




Celebrating 100 Years of Nation’s Awakening (this is apparently exactly the words used, subsequently replaced by the more literate)

Celebrating 100 Years of National Awakening




Tickets from €29. It's not a joke, we're German


Great Lakes Airlines


Your greatest little airline


Gulf Air


Golden falcon


Hapag-Lloyd Express


Fly for the price of a taxi


Harbor Airlines


A Harbor Airlines apparently operated from 1974 to 2001, offering short haul service in Washington State between Seattle, Bellingham, Oak Harbor, Mt Vernon, and San Juan Islands (a 1976 timetable cover has been sighted).

For the latter part of this time it was a part of the Alaska Airlines group, and was labeled as being 'Alaska Airlines Commuter Service' (a 1996 timetable cover has been sighted).

Note there was apparently a separate airline called Harbor Air (a 1998 timetable cover has been sighted).

Nothing further currently known.


Driving Is Beneath Us
(sighted, timetable, 1996))


Hawaiian Airlines


Come share a moment


Follow me home
(half jokingly some of the women employees were worried about stalkers after this motto)



Hawaii Starts Here.


Only one airline is Hawaiian
(A lovely poke at its competitors)


The colors of paradise


(The) Wings of the islands


Horizon Airlines


It is our privilege to serve you
(sighted, timetable, 1981)



Wings of the great northwest


Hughes Airwest


Top banana in the West (their planes were painted bright yellow)

late 70s

Iberia (Spain)


First (comes?) the wrench, then the rose.

late 60s


Iberia. One of the world's best airlines.


More than just flying


Only the aircraft gets more attention than you


Imperial Airways


British airline ca 1924 - 1939


(Every Imperial Air liner has) 4 Engines for Security


Four Engined Air Liners
(sighted on posters)
(an amusing precursor to arch-competitor Virgin Atlantic's slogan some 70 years later)

first 1938

second unknown


Comfort in the Air
(sighted on poster)


The British Air Line
(sighted on poster)



The Greatest Air Service in the World
(sighted on newspaper ad)

mid 1930s


The Modern Way
(on poster at top of this page)
(amusingly, this airline - a competitor to BA - had a reputation for outdated planes)



The Only British Air - Line
(sighted on poster, note spelling of Air - Line)
(prior to the establishment of BAin 1935)

pre 1935

Indian Airlines


50 years of flying


Island Air


Simply Hawaii


Taking You to the Hidden Hawaii




The wings of the new Japan

post WW2


The worldwide airline of Japan


Jet Airways, India


The Joy of Flying




It's not the only way to fly, but it should be



JetBlue. You'll Want to Fly Again!


Somebody up there likes you


Stop flying.  Start Jetting.


We like you, too.



When you know JetBlue, you know better.


Your name is not 17A.




Fly a different way




Let's fly Jetstar


Kenya Airways


The pride of Africa


Kingfisher Airlines


Indian airline, formed in 2005


Fly the Good Times


Kingfisher Red


This is the low cost airline run by Kingfisher Airlines in India.  It was formed in 2008.


The Choice is Simple




Dutch airline, formed in 1919, purchased by Air France in 2004 but still trading under its original name.


Een reis vol inspiratie
(Journeys of inspiration)



Get in touch with the Dutch


KLM.  The reliable airline


Test us.  Try us.  Fly us.


The world over


Worldwide Reliability
(sighted - slogan on the NW/KL alliance)

1993 - 2003

Korean Air


Beyond your imagination



Excellence in Flight



The art of joyful flying


The spirit of Korea is in the air


Welcome to my world (and would use the Elvis Presley song of same name)


Laker Airways


British airline, founded 1966, closed 1982.  Operated first ever international discount airline, Skytrain, from 1977 - 1982.


Take a Laker!

mid 70s

LAM (Mozambique)


Under your African sky


LAN Chile Airlines


A good reason for being the best


El encanto de volar (The enchantment of flying)


El espritu del sur del mundo (The Spirit of the South of the World)


Higher every day


Lion Air (Indonesia)


We make people fly

cited on Wikipedia, 2011

Logan Air


Scottish airline founded in 1962


Scotland's Airline
(sighted, current logo strap line, timetables 1980 - 93))

1980 - 2009


The Scottish Airline
(sighted, timetable, 1975, 76, 77, 78)

1975 - 78

Lucky Air (China)


Easy Life Happy Flights




Lufthansa. There's no better way to fly




Grand Dutchy Airline


Mahan Air (Iran)


Friendship never ends with a flight



The Spirit of Excellence
(sighted on their website)


Malayan Airways


Serving South East Asia

1950s - 60s

Malaysia Airlines


Enrichment whenever you fly


Going beyond expectations



We treat you like gold


Malaysian Airways


Silver Kris Jets serving Southeast Asia




MarkAir started operations (in Alaska) in 1984 after being renamed from its former identity as Alaska International Air.

During the rest of the 1980s it grew to become Alaska's largest airline, operating within the state only, and with a codeshare arrangement with Alaska Airlines to take their out of state traffic on to/from their final destination in Alaska.

In 1990 this codeshare agreement ended and the two airlines entered into fierce competition both within Alaska and for travel out of Alaska too.

In 1992 the airline went into bankruptcy, emerging in 1993, but in 1996 the airline closed down.  Its MarkAir Express remained until 1997, and then reorganized into an all-cargo carrier, Alaska Central Express.


Alaska is our home
(sighted, timetables, 1986, 87, 89)

1986 - 94

Mandala Airlines (Indonesia)


The New Mandala


Merpati Airlines (Indonesia)


Get the Feeling


Midway Airlines


Our spirit will lift you


Midwest Express Airlines


The best care in the air


Mississippi Valley Airlines


Trade your wheels for wings, fly MVA


Mohawk Airlines


Jet Mohawk
(for the arrival of the BAC 111s)

late 60s


Price of the air route chiefs


Morris Air



Initially as Morris Air Service in 1984 and operating charter service only, it became a regular carrier as Morris Air in 1992.

After a short lived but successful period of operation and growth, the airline was sold to Southwest Airlines in 1993 and ceased operating under its own identity in 1994.


More than Fare
(sighted on timetables, 1992, 93)

1992 - 93


Your Low Fare Leader
(sighted on timetables, 1992)


Mt Cook Airline(s)



Began scheduled services in New Zealand in 1961.  Air New Zealand purchased it in several slices during the 1980s and gained complete control in 1991.

In about 1980 the name changes from Mt Cook Airlines to Mt Cook Line, and then in about 1984 to Mt Cook Airline.


Flying the World's Most Scenic Skyways
(sighted on timetables, 1976, 77, 78, 79)

1976 - 79


Service in the Skies
(sighted on timetable, 1979)



The World's Most Scenic Airline
(sighted on timetable, 1965)


Muse Air



Formed in 1981 and started service in 1982 by Lamar Muse, formerly founder and first president of Southwest Airlines.  Bought out by Southwest in 1985 and renamed to TranStar Airlines, closed down in 1987.


(Muse Air) makes flying beautiful
(sighted on timetables, 1982, 833)

1982 - 83


You just gotta fly it
(sighted on 1983, 84 advertisements)

1983, 84

NAC (National Airways Corporation) NZ



NAC was formed in 1947 in New Zealand when the government nationalized Union Airways.  It provided domestic services within NZ, while TEAL (renamed Air NZ in 1965) provided international services.  In 1978 the government merged the two airlines, losing the NAC name in the process.


NAC - getting more people together...
(sighted on billboard)

late 60s


New Zealand's National Airline
(sighted on timetable, 1963, 72, 73, 74)

1963 - 74


Wings of the Nation
(sighted on timetables, 1975, 76, 77, 78)

1975 - 8

National Airlines



The name 'National Airlines' has been used by a number of carriers in a number of countries, and by three different airlines in the US.

These entries related to the Miami based airline that started operations in 1934 and which was bought by Pan Am in 1980.


Coast to Coast to Coast
(sighted, timetables, 1965, 68)

1965 - 68


I’m Maggie. Fly me (possibly other names/flight attendants too)  sighted - see this YouTube video
Note that in response to charges of sexism, the airline named its planes with common girls' names and claimed that it was inviting people to fly on its planes.  First name/person used was Cheryl.

1971 - mid 70s


(Fly National,) Airline of the Stars
(sighted on flight bag, 'Airline of the Stars' is the strap line underneath the bold National logo)
(sighted, timetables, 1951, 55, 58, 62)

used during the 1950s - 60s


Is this any way to run an airline?  You bet it is



National Airlines says you're gonna have a great flight


Serving Florida and the South
(sighted, timetable, 1940)

1939 - 1940's


The Buccaneer Route
(sighted, timetables, 1939, 1940)



The bigger we get, the brighter we shine.


We're National the Sunshine Airline... Watch Us Shine.


National Airlines


Unrelated to the earlier National, based in Las Vegas, operated between 1999 - 2002.


Everything's better up here
(sighted, timetable, 2000)


New York Air


Formed in 1980 as a subsidiary of Frank Lorenzo's Texas Air, it was the first airline to start flying after deregulation in 1978.

Was merged with Continental in 1986 and its identity disappeared in 1987.


The Airline that works for your business


North Central (USA)


Good people make our airline great


Northeast Airlines



Formerly known as Boston-Maine Airways and was renamed as Northeast Airlines in 1940.

Was taken over by new owners in 1965, and given new plans and new livery - the planes had two-tone yellow and white livery and were known as Yellowbirds.

Was merged into Delta in 1972.


"And a Half"
(sighted, timetables, 1971 - offering things like "A seat and a half" or 'Minuteman' for "Speed and a Half" - faster computerised reservations, or "Fun and a half" vacations or "Week and a half" vacations)



Catch a Yellowbird and let luxury happen to you
(sighted, timetables, 1966 - 67)

1966 - 67


First in New England Skies
(sighted, timetables, 1951 - 54)

1951 - 54


Little By Little We're Changing The Way You Fly
(sighted, timetables, 1970 - in conjunction with the "...and a half" campaign)



Making a Neighborhood of the Northeast
(sighted, timetables, 1941 - same slogan was used in 1939 and 40 under the previous name too)



The Wings of New England
(sighted, timetables, 1945 - 48)

1945 - 48


The Yankee Fleet
(sighted, timetables, 1948 - 51)

1948 - 51


(The major theme of much of its marketing from 1966 - 72)

1966 - 72


You'll wish we flew everywhere
(sighted, timetables, 1968)


Northwest Airlines



Founded in 1926 as Northwest Airways.

In 1949, after having acquired routes to Japan and Asian after WW2, it rebranded itself as Northwest Orient Airlines.  In 1986 (or possibly 1989) it dropped the 'Orient' and became Northwest Airlines.

It was bought by Delta in 2008, and after a period of remaining brand life and co-branding, NW branding became successively scarcer, with the final NW flight occurring on 31 Jan 2010.  The website ceased to exist on that day too.


Look to us.
(sighted, timetable, 1988)

1988 - early 90s


(Northwest Airlines.) Some People Just Know How To Fly
(sighted, timetable, 1997)



Now you're flying (traveling) smart.
(sighted/cited on Wikipedia, Feb 2010)



Sleep on the job.


The Fan-Jet airline
(sighted, timetable, 1968)
(after retiring the last of their prop powered planes)

1963/4 - 8


The world is going our way.


Worldwide Reliability
(sighted - slogan on the NW/KL alliance)

1993 - 2003


Important Note :  The Accuracy of the Slogans Listed

We've compiled this list of slogans as a result of searching through the internet and exercising as much quality control as we can, but identifying definitive slogans is very much a series of shades of grey rather than black and white - indeed, we've seen airlines themselves with multiple similar versions of the same slogan - are these a planned formal evolution of the 'official' slogan, or a series of mistaken variations on the official theme?

When does a slogan start or finish?

How much of a sentence, clause, or phrase is the key part of the slogan, and how much is not so relevant?  For example, the slogan often remembered as 'Something Special in the Air' comes from a more complete sentence 'Silver bird, take me where there's something special in the air', and we've seen the slogan cited in full, or as the intermediate form 'take me where there's something special in the air' as well as in its five word essential form.

Wherever possible, we've tried to show as much of the complete context of the slogan as we can, and indicate by brackets which is the key part.

Capitals/lower case/periods

Very rarely we've actually sighted a slogan ourselves, and then can accurately copy it in terms of its capitalization and punctuation.  But even in such cases as that, ambiguities arise - if a slogan is shown in all upper case, should we now show it as all upper case or should we use a mix of upper and lower case, and, if the latter (our preference) was it the original intent to capitalize every word or just the starts of sentences and proper nouns?

Additionally, if a slogan is broken into two lines when printed, was it the intent of the slogan writer to have it in two lines, or is this merely a layout/typographical coincidence?  Should we show it as two lines, or as two sentences, or as one sentence with a comma?

Should there be a period at the end of the slogan?

So, even if we have sighted the slogan ourselves, it is difficult to accurately render it on this listing.

Relying on imperfect sources

And, of course, if we're accepting someone else's recollection or written memory, there is plenty of opportunity for error.

Two people might offer two versions of a slogan - is this a case of one person being mistaken (and which person?), or is it a case of a slogan which appeared in two forms?

Sometimes it is interesting to see how slogans get confused and altered, but in the interests of accuracy, we're trying to restrict ourselves to the correct versions only!

The bottom line - what can you rely upon

The bottom line is that few of these slogans can be considered as definitive.  If you're looking for a resource to settle a large bet with a friend, the only slogans you can be certain of here are the ones that have a formal attribution to them (eg a 'sighted' or similar comment).

Part of a series on Airline Slogans - please also visit the other pages linked at the top right of this article.

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Originally published 21 Aug 2009, last update 30 May 2021

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