Here are the most creative, star-studded inflight safety videos that launched in 2019

3 Jan 2020 by Seher Asaf
Neymar stars in the new Qatar Airways safety video

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways unveiled a six-minute inflight safety video, featuring current and former football players including Brazil’s Neymar Jr. The video is set in a locker room, and sees PSG star Neymar guiding Q Suite passengers, while Poland’s captain and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski demonstrates how to use a life jacket. Former Roma and AC Milan defender Cafu – who played 142 times for the Brazilian national team – also makes an appearance, helping a younger version of himself to attach an oxygen mask.

Released: December 2019

Air New Zealand

In the lead-up towards the Rugby World Cup, Air New Zealand released a safety video featuring its national rugby union team, All Blacks. The safety video takes place in the headquarters of Air New Zealand’s hypothetical “newly established airline” called Air All Blacks, where ideas for the airline’s first safety video are being discussed. US actor Rick Hoffman, who stars in the American TV series Suits, plays a lawyer in the video. While the All Blacks team came in third place and the cup was won by South Africa, the video did capture the country’s passion for the sport.

Released: August 2019

United Airlines

In the lead up towards the release of the latest Star Wars movie – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, United Airlines teamed up with the Star Wars franchise to launch a  safety video featuring  special appearances by several iconic Star Wars characters. Dubbed “Fly the Friendly Galaxy”, the video included space-themed sequences scored to some of “the most recognisable” musical themes in both motion picture and commercial aviation history. The video, which racked up over 100,000 views on Youtube, also highlights some of the international destinations United serves.

Released: October 2019

Korean Air

Korean Air’s star-studded inflight safety video, which amassed over 13 million views on Youtube, featured chart-topping K-pop group SuperM and K-pop singer BoA dancing against  a soundtrack called “Let’s go everywhere” created by the songwriter Kenzie from SM Entertainment. The video features a mix of five music genres, including hip-hop, R&B, electronic, deep house and synth pop in an effort to capture the attention of a wide range of passengers. SuperM, a K-pop group consisting of seven singers from existing boy groups of SM Entertainment, stars in the video, while K-pop singer BoA narrates the video.

Released: November 2019

All Nippon Airways

Japanese carrier ANA released a safety video starring Kabuki actors, based on ANA’s partnership with Kabuki-za Theater in Tokyo. The four-minute video shows Kabuki actors wearing elaborate make-up going through the various safety precautions such as stowing their bamboo boxes in the overhead bin and under the seat and fastening their seatbelts over their kimonos.

Released: January 2019

United Airlines

Before it released its Star Wars inflight safety video, United launched another movie-themed safety video last year. The airline partnered with Sony Pictures, ahead of the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home in July to unveil a video featuring Marvel superhero Spider-Man. Spider-Man and Marvel fans will recognise Jacob Batalon, who plays Peter Parker’s best friend Ned in the most recent Spider-Man films, Tony Revolori who plays Flash Thompson, and Hemky Madera, who played the role of Mr Delmar in Spider-Man: Homecoming in this video.

Released: May 2019

Starlux Airlines

Taiwanese start-up carrier Starlux Airlines released its first ever safety video animated in 3D called “Star Wonderers”. The creative video features a “Starlux Universe” with a virtual Starlux terminal, aircraft and “Star Wonderers” – passengers from different planets, such as the egg-shaped robot “E-boy”, the “Single-eye Family”, the bag-looking “Backpacker”, and music lovers “DJ. Raga” and “Migo”.

Released: November 2019

Turkish Airlines

With the release of the Lego Movie sequel, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Turkish Airlines paired up with the film company to produce a safety video featuring the adorable animated lego stars that is sure to please a younger audience. Back in August 2018, Turkish Airlines debuted the first-ever Lego passenger safety video, which was also inspired by the Lego Movie franchise.

Released: February 2019

What’s the best inflight safety video you’ve seen? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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