Monday, 5 November 2018

Air New Zealand receives first A321neo and new safety video released.

Airbus, Air New Zealand and Pratt & Whitney are celebrating the delivery of the airline's first A321neo aircraft powered by the new Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. 

The aircraft, with the registration ZK-NNA, is painted in the airlines striking black and silver fern livery and has 214 seats in a single class layout. The jet will enter normal commercial service on November 23rd operating flight NZ739 from Auckland to Brisbane.  

Rick Deurloo, senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer support at Pratt & Whitney. "We're thrilled to expand our relationship with Air New Zealand and support their GTF-powered fleet, which will enable them to realise fuel savings and environmental benefits for years to come."  The airline has 20 of the new A320neo family of aircraft on order and a second new A321neo is expected to arrive enter normal revenue service in the next few weeks.  

Read on for details of the new safety video released today.

It's Kiwi Safety....
Air New Zealand has just released a new safety video, a Kiwi a remake of the popular RUN-DMC song It's Tricky and In the Neighbourhood by Sisters Underground, produced by Josh Fountain of Auckland's Golden Age Studios.

It's Kiwi Safety is the largest scale safety video Air New Zealand has ever produced, with a 600-strong cast.  The video stars well-known Kiwi actor Julian Dennison, local musicians Kings, Theia and Randa as well as talent from 30 community groups across the country, including the Rewa All-Stars dance crew from Auckland, surf lifesavers from Dunedin, curlers from Maniototo in Central Otago and the Mosgiel Brass Band. 

The safety video was filmed at various New Zealand locations in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Balclutha, Hokitika, and Naseby in Central Otago.  It also features a number of Air New Zealanders including cabin crew, pilots, engineers, loaders and airline staff from Dunedin Airport.

Air New Zealand General Manager Global Brand and Content Marketing Jodi Williams said "It's Kiwi Safety is all about celebrating great Kiwi talent and the diverse groups which make up New Zealand, as well as a number of fantastic locations.  We know this video will make people proud to be New Zealanders – but will also showcase our unique Kiwi culture to the world."

"We've never had so many people in one safety video before or filmed in so many locations. It's also been great to change up our formula and do a safety video in the style of a music video.  We're sure everyone is going to love the remixed track It's Kiwi – while at the same time getting our key safety messages."