Friday, 11 July 2014

WestJet's Disney themed MagicPlane visits Dublin Airport

                                                   
Westjet's MagicPlane Courtesy Paul Doyle 
WestJet’s Disney-themed MagicPlane C-GWSZ Boeing 737-8CT/W construction number 37092 visited Dublin Airport , for the first time this week on Monday 7th July. The aircraft generated considerable interest in Dublin's aviation community both inside and outside the perimeter fence.

The news of visit broke through social media platform Twitter from a flight dispatcher in Calgary "@WeeinYYC @DubATC The WestJet Disney bird is heading your way tonight/tomorrow morning as WJA16/17. #headsup #avgeek".

Early on Sunday evening many aviation avgeeks/enthusiasts tracked it's departure from Toronto to St John's on flight tracking website Flightradar24.com.

Dublin Airport Twitter page posted a picture of #MagicPlane which got re-tweeted 108 times.

C-GWSZ is known in the social media world as the #MagicPlane. Over the next five years, the Magic Plane will fly more than 400,000 guests a total of nearly eight million kilometres.

The 737 colour scheme is a joint collaboration between WestJet, WestJet Vacations and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts (Canada) featuring Mickey Mouse in his most famous role, Sorcerer Mickey.

President and CEO of WestJet said "With the Magic Plane, we are soaring to new heights, offering guests of all ages the chance to share the skies with one of the world's most beloved and iconic figures. We also look forward to having fun with our guests on the ground as they see the Magic Plane flying over their communities and at airports across our expanding network."

                                       

                                               

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