Air New Zealand Shares Most Epic Airline Safety Video

Air New Zealand, the official airline of Middle-earth, has released the most epic safety video ever made in the history of the aviation industry.

The airline company in New Zealand has gone all-out to celebrate the upcoming release of the third and final film in The Hobbit Trilogy – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies by showcasing an epic airline safety video.

This talked-about video stars Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson. The instructional video, which was directed by Taika Waititi, also features cameos by  Sylvester McCoy, Dean O’Gorman, Naoyuki Shimizu, and Weta Workshop co-founder Sir Richard Taylor.

Air New Zealand has a reputation to show dramatic flight safety videos. Last 2012, the airline company also released a Hobbit-inspired safety video and used the hashtag #airnzhobbit to promote it.

This new safety video is equally epic as you get to see elves, dwarves and orcs join in on the fun.

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But what exactly makes this latest Air New Zealand safety video epic?

Check out the photos below:

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 Hobbit Fans, Daniel Cresswell and Jaya Beach-Robertson, are featured in the video as passengers of Air New Zealand.

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A scene showing the Hobbit fans being transported to The Shire in Middle Earth

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Sylvester McCoy almost got hit by an arrow.

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An orc seated in between a standing giant bunny and Sir Richard Taylor while an Air NZ Flight Attendant is dressed as an elf.

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Daniel Cresswell and the wizard Taika Waititi flying on top of a giant eagle.

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Air NZ Flight Attendant watches as Daniel Cresswell does bungy jumping to catch the ring that fell on the river a hundred feet below

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A cool aerial view of an outline of the Air New Zealand aircraft composed of an army of orcs

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Elijah Wood and the rest of the Air NZ Flight Attendants dressed as elves stand outside Bilbo Baggins’ home at The Shire

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Sir Peter Jackson saying “It’s a wrap!”


Here is the full video. Enjoy watching!

If you love the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit, you will definitely love this video!

Air New Zealand has been creating amazing and entertaining safety videos and this is the best one yet.

Care to go on an adventure to Middle Earth, anyone?

With Air New Zealand, your Middle-Earth adventure is closer than you think.


Image sources: screen grabbed from the YouTube video