Alpha Animation and Toys’ preschool property, Super Wings, has joined Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, on a festive flight.
The initiative saw the partnership whisk a group of children from the Children’s Cancer Unity Charity from George Best Belfast City Airport to meet Santa.
The children were all greeted at the airport by Super Wings’ Jett, the much-loved and high-flying jet-plane, from the show and enjoyed posing for pictures as they checked in for the special flight.
The hour-long flight, bound for ‘The North Pole’, took off with 30 excited children and their families for a memorable journey, during which, Santa made a surprise appearance to hand out Alpha Animation and Toys goody bags and Super Wings surprises.
Kerry Tarrant, marketing manager of Alpha Animation and Toys UK, commented: "We’ve been thrilled to collaborate with Flybe during 2018. Our core Super Wings’ values of friendship, culture and family perfectly resonate with those of Flybe and their incredible charitable initiative to bring seasonal cheer to deserving families at such a special time of the year."
Flybe’s country manager for Northern Ireland, Ken Harrower, said: “It was a real pleasure to give something back to the community at this festive time of the year and we hope our Santa flight was a memorable experience for this deserving group of young children.
"We would like to thank all our partners who contributed so generously in making this flight possible, in particular the Super Wings team. The pre-flight presence of Jett provided an extra special surprise.
"The children’s joyous reaction when they met him at the departure gate touched everyone who was there and showed just how popular this particular character is.”
The festive flight and Flybe collaboration has been supported by a number of social media and competition opportunities including the distribution of thousands of eye-catching and colourful activity sheets, featuring pre-schoolers favourite Super Wings’ characters, across the entire Flybe network.
Jett’s next flying appearance will be at London Toy Fair – to make an appointment with the Alpha Animation and Toys team and to see the unveiling of new ranges for 2019 please contact +44 (0)1293 804599.