AirTran’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter Aeroplane Takes to the Sky (Updated)

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Jun 16, 2010

Posted by John Admin

In anticipation of the Harry Potter attraction’s Grand Opening on Friday, AirTran and Universal Studios have today unveiled a Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed aircraft. The Boeing 717 aeroplane features graphics advertising both the attraction and the Universal Orlando resort, as well as a wizarding hand holding a magic wand. A press release issued by Air Tran comments that the plane is “the latest expansion of a partnership that includes exclusive travel packages and special offers to people traveling on AirTran Airways to the Universal Orlando Resort.”

To celebrate its launch, the plane flew winners from NBC Today Show’s “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort” contest to Orlando International Airport. Photos of the aircraft can be seen right here in our galleries.

Update: A video of the plane being cleaned and moving around the concrete can now be seen here in our video galleries.

Additionally, AirTran and Universal Orlando Resort announced that they are giving away a three night trip for four to the park, including three nights at the Hard Rock Hotel. More details about the contest can be found on the Air Tran website at this link.

Thanks, Anne, for emailing in!





25 Responses to AirTran’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter Aeroplane Takes to the Sky (Updated)

Avatar ImageScarStruck says: Ahhh that is sooo freaking amazingly cool!! Yayayayay!!♥ =D I want to be in orlano soooooooooooooo bad!!!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: 1st =DAvatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: I am taking airtran to infinitus, i wonder if our plane will be the potter plane!!??Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: awsoem. looks soo cool.!! :)Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: Oh thats so cool!! :DAvatar Imagehewy says: Great graphics! Looks amazing!!!!!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That's cool! A plane showcasing Harry Potter.....now that I think about it, Harry Potter just keeps on getting bigger and bigger.Avatar Imagebcfgrg says: so like this!! wish i could be in it!!Avatar Image42sk8ter says: Looks awesome!Avatar ImageJillxoxo says: Pretty cool. Now if they would only add images of the main characters, we could finally truly say Snape's on a plane, LOL. Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Cool! Lol at jillxoxo's comment :DAvatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Cool! Can I got to the plane?Avatar ImageEmmaria says: wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww that's coolAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: Thats superbAvatar ImageMoose_Starr says: That is so cool ... and jillxoxo's comment totally made me laugh out loud. How awesome must it feel for JKR, that something that started out as just a book is now painted all over an airplane. It doesnt get much bigger than that. Well, aside from WWOHP itself of course lolAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: OhhMG! That rocks XDAvatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: super awesome designAvatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: That is the most beautiful jet I have ever seen!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Cool!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: How cool!Avatar ImagePollytomat says: and the air hostess should wear wizarding robes and hold magic wands!!!!!Avatar ImagePollytomat says: and of course, Butterbeer is the official drink on the board! :)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I have Hedwig in the side window of my Riley Rocket...Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: i would totally ride that beastAvatar ImageSlytherin Boy 2010 says: KEWL

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