Air New Zealand Supports Their Rugby Nation with All Black Plane

If you’ve ever heard an average Kiwi talk about The All Blacks, New Zealand’s spry and talented rugby team, you’ll see that they hang just below God and the Milford Sound in terms of national importance.

A couple weeks ago, Air New Zealand came out to highlight their 17 years of support rugby by giving one of their planes a fancy all black livery. The plane will be used for domestic flights and go into service in February 2011. It looks really great, a glossy black fuselage with silver fern fronds an the traditional Koru on its tail.

Check out  their rock-tastic video showing the (computer generated) plane in flight.

They seem to really be getting into it too, even producing a hilarious All Blacks-themed safety demonstration to be used before domestic flights for a while. Best line from the video below: “If you need to get up to stretch your hammies, undo the seatbelt by lifting the flap.” Best moment: the elderly lady streaking down the aisle!

Take a look: