Alaska Airlines Gets 'Animated' with Newly Themed Plane
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SEATTLE—Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Disney•Pixar's Incredibles 2 on June 15, Alaska Airlines unveiled a special-edition plane, featuring moviegoers' favorite family of "Supers." The Incredibles 2-themed plane, Alaska's first Disney•Pixar film livery, was unveiled to a crowd of more than 2,000 cheering students during Aviation Day at the airlines' Seattle hangar.
"This plane will delight guests of all ages from San Francisco to New York and beyond," said Natalie Bowman, Alaska Airlines' managing director of brand marketing and advertising. "Like all of us at Alaska Airlines, many of our guests have anxiously awaited Incredibles 2. We're honored to take this incredible family to new heights and share the imagery with travelers across our expansive route network."
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More than 2,000 students joined the 10th anniversary of Aviation Day. Attendees this year are among the first to see Alaska Airlines' newest special livery.
Decked out in their Incredible super suits, the Parr family—Bob, Helen, Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack—spans the fuselage. Guests boarding the Incredibles 2 plane will see a logo when they board. An image of the raccoon from the film, Jack-Jack's nemesis, will delight guests seated over the wings.
"These characters are among the most celebrated characters in the Pixar family," said Incredibles 2 producers Nicole Grindle and John Walker. "After waiting 14 years to see them on the big screen again, fans will love seeing them on their Alaska Airlines plane, too."
The unique design is a collaboration between Disney•Pixar and Alaska Airlines. The Incredibles 2-themed 737-800, tail number N519AS, began flying throughout Alaska's route network on May 6. With a cruising speed of 530 mph and sporting larger-than-life images of the "Supers," the plane will visit fans throughout the country via transcontinental routes and flights to Hawaii.
Disney fans can follow @AlaskaAir on Twitter and facebook.com/alaskaairlines to learn about promotional activities leading up to the June 15 release of Incredibles 2.
Alaska's Disneyland Resort-themed planes include the "Spirit of Disneyland II," launched in 2009; and the "Adventure of Disneyland Resort" Cars Land at Disney California Adventure plane, which made its debut in 2013.