Celebrating the magic of Disney: LIFT unveils spectacular plane in time for the holidays

The holiday season is about to get even more enchanting as The Walt Disney Company Africa and LIFT proudly reveal a co-branded celebratory aircraft livery. This dazzling display of Disney magic marks the commencement of Disney’s grandest festive campaign in South Africa, aptly named “May Your Wishes Come True.”

The newly unveiled aircraft is adorned with beloved characters from Disney, MARVEL, and Star WarsTM, including Disney’s iconic Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Moana, Black Panther, GroguTM, Elsa, and Spidey. Additionally, a brand new character, Asha, from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming release “Wish,” will grace the skies of South Africa. You can catch sight of this Disney-inspired plane, bearing the tail number ZS-GAS, as it takes to the South African skies and touches down at airports starting from October 20th. It will operate routes between Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban.



For passengers on board, a world of Disney and LIFT surprises awaits, including kid-friendly activity packs designed to make traveling with little ones a breeze during the bustling holiday season, complete with giveaways and additional treats. The excitement doesn’t stop there, as LIFT has more surprises in store for lucky travelers on select flights from December 1st to 12th, adding to the festive cheer.

Fans and travelers who spot or travel on the Disney-inspired plane can share their excitement and snapshots on social media using the hashtag #DisneyandLIFT, while tagging @DisneyAfrica and @LIFT__SA.

Christine Service, Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, shares, “To mark our 100th-year anniversary on October 16, 2023, The Walt Disney Company is celebrating the fans and storytellers who have ignited the joy and magic that defines Disney over the last century. We hope that this exciting and unique collaboration with LIFT will bring delight to travelers of all ages this holiday season as we commemorate this significant milestone.”



Luke Roberts, General Manager of Consumer Products, Games, and Publishing at The Walt Disney Company Africa, expresses, “Launching in stores nationwide from November, ‘May Your Wishes Come True’ is Disney’s most extensive retail campaign to date. With the holiday season approaching and ‘Wish’ hitting cinemas nationwide from November 24th, we are inspired by the universal theme of wishing to be together during this special time. This collaboration with LIFT truly celebrates togetherness with families and fans.”

Jonathan Ayache, CEO of LIFT, adds, “As a beloved family brand, Disney is a perfect match for LIFT. With our new livery, we celebrate the love, magic, and family togetherness that symbolizes the festive season. We are proud to join forces with Disney, and through this collaboration, we aim to ignite a sense of fun, wonder, and excitement for the entire family during the upcoming season of school holidays and family celebrations.”



Travelers can visit www.lift.co.za to book flights and stand a chance to fly on the #DisneyandLIFT aircraft. Those traveling with the airline will continue to enjoy the benefits that LIFT offers, including complimentary snacks, coffee from vida e caffè, and exceptional service from the stylish cabin crew. LIFT provides flexible flight changes with unlimited penalty-free alterations and no cancellation fees up to 24 hours before departure.

Starting in November, Disney’s “May Your Wishes Come True” will provide the perfect opportunity to stock up on gifts for every family member, from stocking fillers and toys to apparel, books, and more. Featuring the latest and greatest from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars, this festive season promises to be an unforgettable one as we come together to wish for the holidays.


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