Watch ‘cool’ new Air New Zealand safety video

Air New Zealand has launched its latest safety video, which shines the spotlight on Antarctica, showcasing the frozen continent and the important climate and environmental science underway there.

Featuring Hollywood actor, filmmaker and environmentalist Adrian Grenier, the video takes viewers on a breath-taking journey to Antarctica, where Kiwi scientists are tackling the most pressing questions on global climate change.

In the  four minute, 45-second video, Grenier – best known for his role  as Vince Chase in the TV series Entourage –  teams up with Antarctica-based scientists to track penguin populations, study ice core samples and visit early explorer Ernest Shackleton’s hut and the vast Dry Valleys.

To minimise the environmental impact of filming, a total crew of just six travelled to Antarctica, with Scott Base scientists and staff doubling as supporting talent in the safety video. The airline has also released television and online content, providing a more in-depth look at Antarctica and the work being done there.

UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, Grenier, said: “This safety video highlights Air New Zealand’s support of the scientists striving to make discoveries that are going to help humanity – a cause which aligns with my own commitment to the environment. To know the airline is doing its job to help us understand how climate change is going to affect us is something that is very important to me.”

Air New Zealand added that its newest in-flight safety video is part of an effort that “showcases the frozen continent and the important climate and environmental science underway there.”

The airline – which scooped the titles Australasia's Leading Airline 2017 and Australasia's Leading Airline Brand 2017 at the prestigious World Travel Awards –- will roll out the safety video across its international and domestic fleet with immediate effect and is available to view here: