Disney Africa And LIFT Soar To New Heights With Magical Holiday Collaboration

In a dazzling display of holiday spirit and magic, The Walt Disney Company Africa and LIFT have unveiled a co-branded celebratory aircraft livery.


  • This marks Disney’s most significant festive campaign to date in South Africa, titled ‘May Your Wishes Come True’.
  • Onboard, travellers can anticipate a cascade of special Disney and LIFT surprises, accompanied by kiddies’ activity packs to make flying with little ones a breeze during the bustling holiday season.
  • The enchanting livery, adorning tail number ZS-GAS, features beloved characters from Disney, MARVEL, and Star Wars, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
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The Disney-inspired plane, commencing its flight through South African skies and between key cities such as Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban from 20 October 2023, promises a magical journey for passengers of all ages.

To mark our 100th year anniversary (16 October 2023), The Walt Disney Company is celebrating the fans and storytellers who have sparked the joy and magic that embodies Disney over the last century. We hope that this exciting and unique collaboration with LIFT will bring delight to travelers of all ages this holiday season as we mark this milestone anniversary.

// Senior Vice President, and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, Christine Service


In addition to giveaways and treats, LIFT has prepared extra surprises for lucky travellers on select flights between 1 December 2023 and 12 December 2023, ensuring South Africans are in for a festive treat.

Rolling out in stores nationwide from November, ‘May Your Wishes Come True’ is Disney’s biggest retail campaign to date. With the holiday season approaching and ‘Wish’ releasing in cinemas nationwide from November 24, we are inspired by the universal truth of wishing to be together at this special time. This collaboration with LIFT truly celebrates this togetherness with families and fans.

// General Manager, Consumer Products, Games and Publishing, The Walt Disney Company Africa, Luke Roberts


LIFT’s flexibility extends to flight changes with unlimited penalty-free alterations and no cancellation fees up to 24 hours before departure. Image: LIFT | The Walt Disney Company Africa

Travellers will not only experience the enchanting livery but also enjoy the perks that LIFT offers, including complimentary snacks, coffee from vida e caffè, and extra-friendly service from the stylish cabin crew.

As a beloved family brand, Disney is a perfect fit for LIFT. With our new livery, together we celebrate the love, magic and family togetherness that signals the festive season. We’re proud to link arms with Disney, through this collaboration, our hope is to ignite a sense of fun, wonder and excitement for the whole family during the upcoming season of school holidays and family celebrations.

// CEO of LIFT, Jonathan Ayache


Come November, Disney’s ‘May Your Wishes Come True’ will offer the perfect opportunity to stock up on holiday gifts for every member of the family. From stocking fillers and toys to apparel and books, the campaign showcases the latest and greatest from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. With a promise of much more to share, this festive season is destined to be an unforgettable one.


For those eager to embark on a magical journey aboard the #DisneyandLIFT aircraft, bookings can be made on the LIFT website.


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