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

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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The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner :
Dublin Movements Blog:
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists :

EI-CFQ Boeing 737-3Y0(QC) c/n 24255 Mistral Air Delivered Shannon-Rome FCO 11/07/14 ex OY-JTH.

EI-EZR Airbus A320-214 c/n 1198 Meridiana Ferried Olbia-Madrid 03/07/14 for painting into Iberia Express colours.

EI-FFL ERJ145 c/n 145406 Denim Air registered Maastricht  05/07/14 in all white colours no titles ex N366DF.

N948LR CRJ900 c/n 15148 Mesa Airlines Delivered Dublin-Keflavik-Bangor 08/07/14 ex EI-DVR.

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