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Air New Zealand unveils Hobbit plane

Hobbit plane
Hobbit plane

Air New Zealand has unveiled a special new livery to mark its partnership with upcoming movie, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’.

Ahead of the Wellington premier of The Hobbit on Wednesday 28 November, the airline has adorned one of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with a new livery featuring images and characters from the film.

The aircraft is the longest in Air New Zealand’s fleet, and the artwork took six days and nearly 400 man-hours to apply. At 830m² it is the largest ever graphic to be applied to an aircraft.

The special B777 will now depart for London via Los Angeles, before returning to New Zealand in time for the movie’s premier on Wednesday 28 November.

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