Taking a flight within the States or Canada with Westjet? You could soon be the coolest flyer in the skies (especially if you’ve got kids) with a seat on the company’s Frozen-themed airliner.
WestJet has teamed-up with and Disney and cast members to design the aircraft’s custom paintjob featuring Anna, Elsa and Olaf from the smash-hit movie Frozen.
The tail features sisters Anna and Elsa celebrating sisterhood and the enchantment of snow, while the magic travels forward to warm the front of the aircraft where Olaf can be found fulfilling his dreams on warm a sunny beach.
There’s been an internal makeover, too, with the rear of the cabin taking a ‘cold’ theme on headrest covers and overhead luggage bins, with a transition to warmer decor as you head up the aisle.
See the plane being prepared
Watch this timelapse movie showing the transition from standard airliner to Frozen flyer…
Fun facts about the Frozen plane
The aircraft was painted in Fort Worth, Texas.
The paint team included team members from Canada, the United States and Germany. They watched Frozen to get them into the spirit before work began.
The job took 21 days of 12-hour rotations involving a constant crew of six painters working 24/7.
The crew used 643.5 litres of paint consisting of 23 colours — five for the umbrella alone.
Sparkles were added to the paint in sections to add shimmer and shine as the aircraft moves.
An airbrush artist was brought in to work on details around the sun, water and castle.
The inside of the aircraft has decals and headrest covers that mimic the cold-to-warm (back-to-front) theme on the outside of the aircraft.
There are 54 separate overhead bin doors on the aircraft and each has a unique Frozen decal
Several dozen bagels were consumed during the painting of this aircraft (there weren’t any doughnut stores nearby). The crew drank more than 100 litres of sweet tea.
The aircraft registration is C-GWSV and the tail number is 810.
The custom plane will operating on flights throughout the company’s 737 network, not just to Orlando.