Having made Hollywood the focus of its previous airline safety video in July, Air New Zealand is back with a new instructional video that sees local New Zealand stars demonstrate airline safety against a backdrop of the country’s Northland region.
Titled “Summer of Safety”, the new clip was inspired by New Zealand road trips and follows actor Jayden Daniels of soap opera Shortland Street fame as he travels Northland’s Bay of Islands and Hokianga regions.
Throughout the short film, Daniels encounters other famous homegrown talents, including supermodel Rachel Hunter and actor Joe Naufahu, who recently appeared in the latest season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones in the role of Khal Moro.
Speaking about the video, Naufahu said: “I join the road trip in Hokianga and travel down to check out New Zealand’s largest living Kauri tree Tane Mahuta in the Waipoua Forest, before cooling off with a swim at Opononi. With dolphins swimming around the set and awe-inspiring sights like Tane Mahuta, Northland is certainly a special place to be – and a world away from Westeros.”
Also making an appearance are stuntwoman Zoe Bell with her sidekick Blossom the British Bulldog, Indycar driver Scott Dixon and pole vaulter Eliza McCartney, who took bronze at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.
“One of our goals at Air New Zealand is to inspire visitors to travel beyond the traditional gateways to discover the warm welcome and breathtaking landscapes on offer in our regional destinations,” said the airline’s general manager of global brand and content marketing, Jodi Williams.
“Our safety videos have an impressive global following, collectively attracting more than 100 million views and gaining significant international media exposure. This latest edition is a great opportunity to not only deliver a safety message, but also to showcase the very best of the North to help drive economic benefit for the region.”
Air New Zealand’s new safety video is being rolled out across its fleet starting today.