The world’s biggest Christmas lights show – on a PLANE

The world’s biggest Christmas lights show – on a PLANE: Aircraft is wrapped in 1.5 miles of multi-coloured festive illuminations

  • The Christmas show was organised by Luton Airport ground staff using an Airbus A320 provided by easyJet
  • Over 1.5 miles of multi-coloured festive lights, set up by 10 engineers, were used to decorate the plane 
  • Airport staff and their families as well as children from local primary schools were invited to the festive show  

This is the moment the world’s biggest Christmas lights show to take place on a plane lit up.

Luton Airport ground staff created the festive spectacular by wrapping an easyJet A320 with 1.5 miles of multi-coloured Christmas lights.

The show, which took place in the easyJet hangar, saw the festive projections synced to a contemporary remix of Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – and left the audience in awe.

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Luton Airport ground staff created a festive spectacular by wrapping an easyJet A320 with 1.5 miles of multi-coloured Christmas lights 

Luton Airport ground staff created a festive spectacular by wrapping an easyJet A320 with 1.5 miles of multi-coloured Christmas lights 

The show, which took place in the easyJet hangar, saw the festive projections synced to a contemporary remix of Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - and left the audience in awe 

The show, which took place in the easyJet hangar, saw the festive projections synced to a contemporary remix of Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – and left the audience in awe 

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    Over 850,000 choreographed light sequences were used, with a team of 10 special effects artists and lighting designers spending four weeks working to design and create the light show ahead of the big reveal.

    The team were given just 24 hours to create the festive transformation ahead of a grand reveal.

    Airport staff and local children from Chantry Primary Academy and Whitefield Primary School were invited to the big unveil.

    It was kicked off by nine-year-old Maddy Simonite, who flicked the on switch.

    She said: ‘Switching on the lights made me feel like I started Christmas! I’ve been to see the Oxford Street Christmas lights but this was ten times better!’

    The festive surprise took place as easyJet and London Luton Airport prepare for one of their busiest Christmas getaway periods.

    Over 850,000 choreographed light sequences were used, with a team of 10 special effects artists and lighting designers spending four weeks working to design and create the light show ahead of the big reveal 

    Over 850,000 choreographed light sequences were used, with a team of 10 special effects artists and lighting designers spending four weeks working to design and create the light show ahead of the big reveal 

    Over three and half million passengers will be taking to the skies with easyJet to be reunited with loved ones this Christmas.

    The airport is currently undergoing a three-year redevelopment to increase annual capacity to 18 million passengers. 

    The £160 million regeneration project will add £1 billion to the UK economy and an extra 10,000 jobs by 2030.

    The Christmas light show is part of the airport’s 80th anniversary celebrations.

    Airport staff and local children from Chantry Primary Academy and Whitefield Primary School were invited to the big unveil 

    Airport staff and local children from Chantry Primary Academy and Whitefield Primary School were invited to the big unveil 

    Tina Milton, director of cabin services for easyJet, added: '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' 

    Tina Milton, director of cabin services for easyJet, added: ‘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’ 

    Neil Thompson, operations director at London Luton Airport, said: ‘As we reach the end of our redevelopment – the largest in the airport’s 80-year history – we wanted to extend a huge thank you to staff and customers and give them a special Christmas gift.

    ‘Our team were given just 24 hours to dress an entire aircraft hangar and easyJet A320 Airbus plane before guests were treated to a dramatic Christmas lights switch on.’

    While Tina Milton, director of cabin services for easyJet, added: ‘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.

    ‘We were delighted to work with London Luton Airport to help get the festive feeling started among our staff and the local community in Luton.’ 

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