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Pink Flight crew includes Oates and Ladi6

Wed 11 Feb 2009 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Drag hostess Buckwheat's crew for this year's Air New Zealand Pink Flight to Sydney Mardi Gras have been revealed as gay Alt TV presenter Stephen Oates and local soul singer Ladi6. Pink party: Kiwi soul singer Ladi6 Starting with a reception for passengers at the departure lounge in Auckland Airport on Friday 6 March, the 3rd annual Pink Flight aims to be transformed from fabulous to glamorous for 2009. The pre-flight party will be a more sophisticated experience with custom-made chandeliers, champagne bar and a luxurious atmosphere. The event will be hosted by Oates and will feature live performances from Ladi6 as well as Buckwheat. The party will continue in the air with more fun and in-flight entertainment with Buckwheat and her team of merrymakers. Air New Zealand General Manager New Zealand Region Cam Wallace says that seats on the Pink Flight are selling fast, "with no shortage of customers keen to inject plenty of colour into their trip across the Tasman." "Despite the economic doom and gloom people clearly still want to have fun and invest in great experiences. The Pink Flight is a unique opportunity for Mardi Gras travellers to celebrate in style from the moment they set foot in the airport," he says. Following the Pink Flight of Fabulosity in 2008 and the 2007 inaugural Flight of the Fairies, this year's Pink Flight Goes Glam is expected to be Air New Zealand's party of the year, adds Wallace. "The Pink Flight has already earned a reputation as a must-do flight for kiwi Mardi Gras fans. We're always looking for ways to keep the party innovative, fun and unforgettable for new passengers as well as the familiar faces who join us each year." Flight NZ1107 will depart from Auckland to Sydney on Friday 6 March at 5.30pm. Below is a link to booking details for Air New Zealand's Pink Flight, and the video for Ladi6's song Walk Right Up.    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Wednesday, 11th February 2009 - 2:50pm

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