Got the post-Christmas blues? We have the just the fix. Every year, airlines and airports around the world battle to deliver the most epic Christmas ad which reaches into consumers hearts and tug on the purse heart strings.
Here are our top picks to make you smile again and get over the fact that its another 363 days till Christmas:
Air Canada: Coming home for the holidays
According to Air Canada, coming home for the holidays is the best gift of all. Watch as the carrier travels worldwide to help make these joyful reunions even more memorable #FlyTheFlag
WestJet Christmas Miracle: Uniting through Tradition
This year WestJet brought back its advent calendar, which meant for 12 days, WestJet surprised thousands of guests to spread a little #WestJetChristmas cheer.
— WestJet (@WestJet) December 2, 2018
Air New Zealand: The nicest Christmas Ever
Never one to disappoint, Air New Zealand launched the nicest Christmas ever where: “Santa’s email-fail is a Christmas mix-up.” See what happens when a Kiwi kid accidentally finds himself with one of Santa’s most confidential Christmas secrets… #NicestChristmasEver
London Heathrow: Making it home, makes it Christmas
It’s nearly Christmas, which means the #HeathrowBears are back! London Heathrow Airport has released the latest instalment of their adventures .Watch to see our furry friends preparing for the festivities like you’ve never seen them before.
SAS: The arrivals
This was released a couple of months ago, but is very valid for the holiday season. Sharing the theme of the Heathrow advert, SAS Scandinavian Airlines has made a film of passengers being greeted at arrivals at Copenhagen Kastrup International Airport. OK, there is some theatrical licence and some of it is staged. However, there are some genuine reunions among them. The airline says the director and photographer worked with both cast and real chance encounters at the arrival hall as they waited for the right second to capture that unique feeling of arriving. Annelie Nässén, executive vice-president sales & marketing for SAS, explains: “Travel changes us, and when it changes us, we change the world.
It’s a similar theme in Norway where Avinor have highlighted the emotions seen at the arrivals area as friends and families reunite for the holiday season.
A step back in time: Orlando International Airport can’t stop the feeling
Orlando International Airport secured the Large Airport of the Year 2018 prize at CAPA’s recent Awards for Excellence for its creative adoption of new technology and rapid growth. This Christmas video from 2016 from their marketing & air service development team shows that alongside securing new connectivity, they know how to have some festive fun. They should be celebrating as the airport overtook Miami International in 2017 to become Florida’s busiest airport.