Tourism departments & national airlines of most countries are always working on innovative ideas & strategies to get more tourists to their respective countries. Here’s another cool idea, which is sure to impress fans.
Brussels Airlines has come up with an innovative idea to attract more visitors to Belgium…a Tintin Themed aircraft. Brussels Airlines has painted one of its Airbus A320s in a paint scheme “inspired by the Belgian cartoon character Tintin.”
Popular comic character Tintin is one of Belgium’s most famous exports. Tintin is a historical Belgian comic-book character created by Hergé (Belgium’s most famous authors and artists). Tintin travels the world on adventurous quests, is a frequent traveler, discovered countries around the world and met people of different nationalities and cultures during his adventures.
Now for the first time, courtesy of Brussels Airlines and design studio Moulinsart, the legacy of Belgian cartoonist Hergé has been translated on to the fuselage of an aircraft (most used means of transportation in the Tintin oeuvre).
“Tintin is all about Belgium, all about Brussels, where he was born… Tintin is also all about adventure and travelling, and with this plane we bring our two worlds together perfectly.”
The special livery adorning the Brussels Airlines A320 named ‘Rackham’ features detailed paintings of Tintin and his dog Snowy. The jet’s look is based on Professor Calculus’ shark submarine from the Tintin comic book Red Rackham’s Treasure.
A Tintin-themed plane will surely impress fans of the comic albums, and also the subsequent cartoons and feature films. Here’s the trailer of the movie ‘The Adventures of Tintin’
Brussels Airlines has named the A320 “Rackham,” with the side of the aircraft reading: “We fly you to the home of Tintin.”. The newly painted, Tintin-themed airbus will remain in the airline’s fleet through 2019, according to Brussels Air.
If you’re a die-hard Tintin fan, you can follow the plane’s whereabouts on Brussels Airlines’ website.