Hundreds of people at London Luton Airport were treated to a spectacular festive surprise, as they
witnessed the world’s first Christmas light show to feature a 120ft aircraft. easyJet provided an A320
Airbus to airport ground staff who created the spectacular festive experience
by wrapping the aircraft with Christmas lights.
The lightshow left the audience in awe, as they observed the Christmas light switch-on, as festive
projections and lights synced to the sound of a contemporary remix of Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the
Sugar Plum Fairy.
Over 850,000 choreographed light sequences and 1.5 miles of LED micro bulbs were used to create
the unique Christmas switch-on. The team of 10 special effects artists and lighting designers, spent four
weeks working to design and create the light show ahead of the big reveal.
London Luton Airport and Europe’s leading airline easyJet, collaborated to bring Christmas cheer to
hundreds of airport staff who have been involved in the expansive, three-year redevelopment of the
airport, which increases the annual capacity of the airport to 18 million passengers by 2020.
The £160 million regeneration project will add £1 billion to the UK economy and an extra 10,000 jobs by
2030. The Christmas light show is part of the airport’s 80 th anniversary year celebrations.