Special delivery to Lapland! easyJet ensures festive cheer for flying families this Christmas
By Jamie Hesketh on Tuesday, December 5, 2023
easyJet’s latest stunt will ensure that children can get their beloved letters to Santa no matter where they spend Christmas this festive season.
Their latest campaign, Letters to Santa, see’s orange letter boxes popping up in airports across the country after research, commissioned by the airline, revealed 71% of kids flying this Christmas worry that Santa won’t be able to find them.
But the post boxes won’t just benefit children! The research also revealed the lengths parents will go to, to ensure a magical Christmas wherever they are spending it, with nine in ten parents saying they have even resorted to packing treats for Santa to take on holiday, including carrots, cookies and Scotch. The post boxes will help parents to ensure a magical Christmas for their kids – even whilst they attempt to navigate busy airports with young ones.
The Letters to Santa post boxes were opened to the public on the 4th of December and will be available to all of those flying from or passing through London Gatwick, London Luton, Bristol and Manchester. With over 200,000 families set to fly with easyJet this Christmas, the airline promises to deliver the letters directly into the hands of St. Nick themselves on their flights to his hometown, Rovaniemi, Lapland.
They have also promised an additional special letter collection service for those children local to participating airports who will still be in school closer to Christmas Day.
Hannah Wells, easyJet pilot who will be dedicating a portion of her time delivering the letters to Santa says “Christmas is a magical time for families and travelling somewhere festive, for some winter sun, or to see friends and family can make it really special. We hope our Letters to Santa postal service will bring some extra magic to the thousands of families travelling with us around the holidays and to schools in our local airport communities, where our fantastic cabin crew will be making sure that even more wishes are hand delivered to Santa in time for Christmas.”