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10 airliners with creative paint jobs

By: Josh Lew on Sept. 16, 2015, 3:37 p.m.
Caribbean Airlines plane with its hummingbird image on the plane's trail

Photo: Chris Parypa Photography/Shutterstock

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Caribbean Airlines' hummingbird

The hummingbird is the symbol of Caribbean Airlines. One of the most important players in the West Indies, Caribbean's headquarters are in Trinidad and Tobago. The nation, which sits just north of Venezuela, consists of two main islands. The more populous of the two, Trinidad, is sometimes referred to as the "land of the hummingbird."

In addition to the colorful bird painted on the plane tails, Caribbean's planes also carry the distinct red, black and white flag of Trinidad and Tobago. The aircraft in Caribbean's fleet also have a second flag, which features two interlocking letter Cs. This is the symbol of CARICOM, an alliance of West Indian nations known as the "Caribbean Community."