British Airways brought big-screen sci-fi to Heathrow with a Star Trek takeover at the airline’s Terminal 5 home to celebrate the launch of Paramount+ on board the airline’s international flights.
Delighted customers and employees were taken by surprise as the Starfleet cadre made its way through the airport to board U.S.S. Enterprise flight 1701 to Starbase 1. Passengers about to board flights were seen taking photos and assisting lieutenants in seeking directions to their boarding gate.
The unusual scenes at the airport were to celebrate the launch of a dedicated Paramount+ channel on the Highlife entertainment platform, which will allow British Airways’ customers to watch the popular series from the comfort of their seats when travelling on any long-haul flight in every cabin.
The authentic Starfleet costumes from Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds were carefully flown in direct from the set, with the lucky costume wearers made up of the airline’s Star Trek-loving colleagues. The Star Trek franchise’s costume designer, Bernadette Greaney, styled five colleagues in unique lieutenant uniforms from Command, Operations and Sciences, with two transformed into Vulcans by Star Trek’s prosthetics team and dressed in the state-of-the-art Vulcan robes.