The winning designs for the new livery of a Blue Air aircraft to be based at Liverpool John Lennon airport has been revealed following a public competition.

Consumers were asked public to design the new livery for a 189-seat Boeing 737-800 that will be based at Liverpool from the end of March.

The Romanian airline liked the ideas from three entries so much that it decided to incorporate aspects from each and create a livery which is an amalgam of all three.

The winners are Kenny Thomson, Will L’armour and Jonathon Davidson, with the final design recognising the City’s strong musical links, its warm welcome and famous city skyline.

Both halves of the City’s football support are catered for too through the use of both blue and red colours.

The Liverpool liveried aircraft will operate on new routes to Rome, Milan, Hamburg and Alicante.

The three winners will receive two return flights from Liverpool to any Blue Air destination.

Work is now underway to install the new livery on the aircraft which will head to Liverpool at the end of March for the start of the summer season.

Airline chief commercial officer, Tudor Constantinescu, said: “We are very proud to start our Liverpool base operations at the end of this month.

“Apart from the top quality flying experience, we are committed to deliver an airline that gives passengers a really local feel and a flavour of the Liverpool city region and the dedicated livery for our first based aircraft hopefully reflects this.

“We congratulate the winners and hope they will enjoy their free flight to one of Blue Air’s Liverpool destinations at least as much as we are excited about our new venture with the scouse community.”