Wayfarer TV: Air New Zealand gets into the Christmas spirit in latest video

by James Wilkinson

High-flying action meets festive fun in Air New Zealand’s new Christmas campaign, The Great Christmas Chase, where one flight attendant takes the airline’s famous manaaki to new heights – all in the name of Christmas spirit.

With the holidays fast approaching and to coincide with the campaign, Air New Zealand is sharing tips and tricks to help Kiwis have a stunt-free journey when travelling this festive season.

The Great Christmas Chase follows a flight attendant on a mission through the airport to reunite a family with a forgotten gift, featuring all the flair and drama of a Hollywood blockbuster.

Dashing through the crowds, sliding down the escalators, and narrowly avoiding a collision with some rogue candy canes, Air New Zealand’s gift guardian goes above and beyond to deliver nail-biting Christmas magic.

Air New Zealand’s Chief Customer and Sales Manager Leanne Geraghty says the action-packed film demonstrates Air New Zealand’s commitment to creating unforgettable moments for its customers – especially during the busy Christmas season.

“On Christmas day alone, more than 30,000 customers will be flying with Air New Zealand, and we want to ensure each and every one of them has an incredible experience.

“We know that just like in our video, our entire team, go above and beyond to create exceptional moments of magic no matter what obstacles (or candy canes) come flying their way.”

Air New Zealand flight attendant and star of the video Shanti Tucker says channelling an action star and stunt extraordinaire was an unforgettable experience.

“While our customers won’t have to dodge the same obstacles at the airport when they head away this Christmas, there are a few things they can do to ensure a smooth, stress (and stunt) free experience. Arriving a little earlier than usual, checking in online, and packing your patience always helps!

“As an Air New Zealand flight attendant, our job includes caring for our customers and providing excellent service, but this year’s campaign brings a new meaning to that.

“While we might not be sliding through doors in the name of service, remember, the Air New Zealand team are always here to help.”