Air New Zealand Helps Santa Overcome Delivery Problems This Christmas

Air New Zealand has launched a Christmas spot for 2021 that portrays Santa in a bit of a jam with travel restrictions preventing him from delivering presents to Aotearoa (the Maori name for New Zealand). In the new campaign, created by Bastion Shine, the airline offers to help with deliveries this year.

“We’re excited to be able to provide some cheer and happiness this holiday season and to be reconnecting friends and whānau when international travel restrictions ease in early 2022,” said Air New Zealand chief customer and sales officer Leanne Geraghty.


The spot was produced by Reel Factory and directed by Josh Frizzell.


Client: Air New Zealand
General Manager Brand and Marketing: Jeremy O’Brien
Brand and Marketing Manager: Mariam Tawfik
Brand Manager: Tara Ryan
Content Delivery Manager: Summer Skelton

Agency: Bastion Shine
Chief Creative Officer: Rich Maddocks
Art Director: Clementina de Ruiter
Copywriter: Rachel Jamieson
Group Business Director: Chris Hotchin
Business Director: Danny Murphy
Chief Strategy Officer: Andy McLeish
Group Strategy Director: Ryan Jordan


Reel Factory
Director: Josh Frizzell
DOP: Darryl Ward
Producer: Phil Liefting
First AD: Ian Craig
Production Manager: Simon Woodard
Production Designer: Guy Treadgold
Gaffer/Grip: Craig Muirhead
Wardrobe: Michelle Marchant
Offline Editor: Julian Currin
Colourist: Marc McCarthy
Sound: Liquid Studios
VFX: Cirkus Animation

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