Business Irish

Monday 26 September 2016

Fasten your seat belts: rugby stars line out for airline's safety video

Published 11/05/2015 | 02:30

Chief executive Stephen Kavanagh with Aer Lingus cabin crew, from left, Sarah Nolan, Tracey Johannson, Gillian Kane & Ronan Hughes, at the unveiling of the first Aer Lingus aircraft in the IRFU Livery
Chief executive Stephen Kavanagh with Aer Lingus cabin crew, from left, Sarah Nolan, Tracey Johannson, Gillian Kane & Ronan Hughes, at the unveiling of the first Aer Lingus aircraft in the IRFU Livery

If you're flying to the USA this summer, you might get a surprise when you sit back expecting the cabin crew to begin their safety demonstration.

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Aer Lingus passengers have a new reason to pay attention to the warnings as Tommy Bowe, Robbie Henshaw, Rob Kearney and Conor Murray demonstrate how to put on a life jacket and ensure your seat belt is properly fastened.

The airline yesterday unveiled its new IRFU-branded aircraft which will carry Irish players, management and staff in style at this year's World Cup in England.

The Airbus A320, called 'Green Spirit', has been painted and branded specially following the recent announcement of a three-year deal between the airline and the IRFU.

The design features the four players - one from each province - who will also star in the safety demonstration video which is due to be filmed next week and will be shown on transatlantic crossings.

The aircraft goes into service for use in short-haul flights from today with a second plane also set to be rebranded before autumn's World Cup.

The airline's CEO Stephen Kavanagh said he was delighted the airline was able to bring Irish players, management and fans to the World Cup.

Irish Independent

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