See an Airbus A320 Covered in 1.5 Miles of Christmas Lights

Dec 17, 2018

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London Luton Airport (LTN) may not be known as one of the best airports to visit, but it is one with the first and only with a Christmas light show — on a plane.

LTN staff and low-cost carrier EasyJet partnered up to transform an A320 Airbus into a festive light show for hundreds of passengers passing through the airport and to celebrate the airport’s 80th anniversary. The aircraft, wrapped in 1.5 miles of LED micro bulbs and surrounded by decorations, was the center of attention during the 850,000 choreographed light sequences synchronized to a remix of Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. 

A team of 10 special effects artists and lighting designers spent four weeks designing and creating the show, and the airport staff had 24 hours to decorate EasyJet’s 120-foot aircraft. Local children from Chantry Primary Academy and Whitefield Primary School were invited to start the light show.

Most people who work in a regular office get to partake in festive decorating, so we laid down the challenge to ground crew to create the most spectacular light show featuring a plane,” EasyJet’s director or cabin services, Tina Milton, said in a statement.

London Luton Airport has been working on a three-year redevelopment, which will increase the annual passenger capacity to 18 million by 2020.

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