26 NOVEMBER 2012


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Article from BTNews 26 NOVEMBER 2012

Air New Zealand's Hobbit's flight

Air New Zealand, the official airline of Middle-earth, has unveiled a stunning 777-300 aircraft which is set to become a flying billboard for the soon-to-be-released movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a fantasy adventure.
Air New Zealand’s CEO, Rob Fyfe, says that the imagery, which extends the full length of the 73 metre long aircraft, is simply stunning.  “This aircraft is going to excite passengers and fans of Sir Peter Jackson’s award-winning cinema fantasies alike when it begins regular Air New Zealand services between Auckland, Los Angeles and London”.  He was speaking at the world première of the film last weekend.
“New Zealand is the home of Middle-earth and The Hobbit movies will be hugely important to New Zealand’s tourism industry in the next couple of years as international tourists are inspired to come and see and experience for themselves the landscapes which have shaped the movies.
“We are thrilled to see so many international visitors booked to travel to Wellington for the world première".

The aircraft at Heathrow yesterday (Sunday 25 November) via Los Angeles.  www.airnewzealand.com

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