Netflix charters and paints a Boeing 737 for a 5-hour celebration flight

A Boeing 737 made a special celebratory flight to Italy last week to mark Netflix’s launch of Part 5 of Money Heist, a crime drama television series marketed as La Casa Di Carta in Italy. Simple Flying brings you the photos of this special livery from Skubin Design, the aircraft graphic design company that painted the aircraft.

An Air Horizont 737 flew for Money Heist

Money Heist, the most watched non-English language series on Netflix, is extremely popular in Italy, where it is called La Casa Di Carta.

To celebrate the release of Part 5 of the series earlier last week, Netflix chartered a special flight from Air Horizont, a charter airline from Malta based at the Italian airport of Forlì in Tuscany. Forlì is a small airport with passenger numbers only a fraction of that of nearby Bologna airport or Florence airport.

Air Horizont has a fleet of six Boeing 737-400s, and one of them, 9H-AMW, was used for this chartered Netflix flight.


The Air Horizont Boeing 737-400 aircraft registration 9H-AMW was used for this flight. Photo: Skubin Design

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A unique celebration livery

Skubin Design, a Slovenian aircraft graphics company, painted the aircraft in the special The Casa Di Carta delivered last week.

The aircraft had this livery for only 48 hours, so the company dubbed it as one of the shortest liveries ever. Because no other plane has been or will be painted like this, that may well be true.


The aircraft only had this livery for 48 hours. Photo: Skubin Design

A single celebratory flight

The celebration flight chartered by Netflix didn’t just advertise Money Heist; he also created it. On board the flight, which took place on the morning of September 3, the series was actually broadcast while the plane was in the air, reports World Airline News. The 100 passengers on board watched the series via the iPads provided.

The plane took off from Genoa Airport (GOA) at 8:30 a.m. and landed there just after 1:00 p.m. local time, flying for a total of more than four and a half hours, according to our data from RadarBox.com.

During this time, the plane made three rotations over the Tyrrhenian Sea, and it passed over the Ligurian Sea to depart from Genoa and land there.


The tail was painted with a recognizable Money Heist symbol. Photo: Skubin Design

After landing, the aircraft wearing this special livery returned to Milan Malpensa (MXP) the same day. Malpensa is where the plane had come from the night before as this is where it is based to operate charter flights for holidaymakers in Italy.

This Boeing 737 also previously flew for Wizz Air as the Hungary-based airline faced a staff shortage to operate all of the flights it flew in the summer of 2021.

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