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Air NZ gets in behind the London Film Festival

Media Release

6 October 2006

Air New Zealand gets in behind the London Film Festival

Air New Zealand celebrates being one of the New Zealand film industry’s highest flying fans with its sponsorship of The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival, and the Gala screening of the New Zealand film, No 2, on Saturday, 21st October 2006.

An avid supporter of the New Zealand film scene, Air New Zealand has had a strong association with the film industry, covering its aircraft with images of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy several years ago, and more recently, taking on naming rights sponsorship of the annual Air New Zealand Screen Awards.

Scott Carr, Air New Zealand General Manager UK & Europe said the airline was delighted to be involved with The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival and associated with the highly acclaimed New Zealand film No 2.

“No 2 scooped four awards at this year’s Air New Zealand Screen Awards: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Original Music so to now have a role in helping to bring this great Kiwi film to London is the icing on the cake for us.

“With newly upgraded aircraft featuring on-demand digital entertainment system and a second daily service to London launching at the end of the month, we’ve never been more capable and committed to promoting the creative talents of our film and television industry,” he said.

No 2, written and directed by award-winning playwright Toa Fraser, is infused with the heat and vibrancy of the South Pacific. It is a big-hearted, exuberant film about what it takes to bring family together and tells the story of Nanna Maria, who, inspired by a dream of her childhood back in Fiji, demands that her grandchildren put on a feast at which she will name her successor.

With daily flights to entertainment hotspots like London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, Air New Zealand is fast becoming the airline of choice for film lovers.

Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings, Whalerider and The World’s Fastest Indian are a few of the impressive line up of films passengers can enjoy at 30,000ft. The airline’s state-of-the-art personal entertainment system makes Air New Zealand the ultimate cinema in the sky.


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