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Ground staff at the airport created a spectacular festive experience by wrapping the aircraft with Christmas lights to the amazement of hundreds of specially invited guests including local children from Chantry Primary Academy and Whitefield Primary School.
The light show included over 850,000 choreographed light sequences and 1.5 miles of LED micro bulbs and it took a team of 10 special effects artists and lighting designers four wees working to design and create the light show.
The event took place in Easyjets hangar at Luton Airport and ground staff covered the 5,000sq metre aircraft hangar in Christmas lights and decorations and that all had to be completed in just 24 hours.
9-year-old Maddy Simonite kicked off the festive display by switching on the lights for the first time. Maddy Simonite, 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!”
Neil Thompson, Operations Director, London Luton Airport said: “As we reach the end of our redevelopment – the largest in the airports 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.”
Tina Milton, Director of Cabin Services, easyJet said: “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 amongst our staff and the local community in Luton.”