From Rizz Air to Heathrow Airlines: April Fools in Aviation 2024

From Rizz Air to Heathrow Airlines: April Fools in Aviation 2024
Photo sourced from Conde Nast Traveler.

With April Fools Day now at a close for 2024 (The 12pm rule), let’s take a look at some of the more creative posts, from Rizz Air to Heathrow Airlines.

This day is normally an intense one for the industry, especially as media publications remain dubious about such coverage of news.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of these posts picked out by us at AviationSource!

Rizz Air…


From Rizz Air to Heathrow Airlines: April Fools in Aviation 2024
Photo Credit: Wizz Air.

Wizz Air produced a humorous take on it’s Wizz Air brand by changing it’s name to Rizz Air.

The word “Rizz” is defined as a slang word describing someone who has romantic appeal or charm.

On X, Wizz Air said the following in the humorous photo:

“It’s been months in the making, but we’re excited to finally unveil an exciting new era for us as… Rizz Air”.

“Keep an eye out for our updated livery landing soon”.

A great take on their name, that’s for sure.

Heathrow Airlines…


From Rizz Air to Heathrow Airlines: April Fools in Aviation 2024
Photo Credit: Heathrow Airport.

Heathrow Airport decided to join the fun on April Fools Day by announcing a fake airline, dubbed Heathrow Airlines.

On X, this is what the airport said at the time:

“Heathrow is taking to the skies! Introducing HeathrowAirlines – where every seat is first class, and the onboard entertainment only features films referencing Heathrow.”

“Ready for boarding? Let us know where you’d like us to fly to (we haven’t worked out that part yet).”

airBaltic Changes Name to airBoltic…


From Rizz Air to Heathrow Airlines: April Fools in Aviation 2024
Photo Credit: airBaltic.

airBaltic took an interesting take to their April Fools Day, through the perspective of a partnership with ridesharing app Bolt.

They added a graphic stating that they were going to change their name to airBoltic.

However, they did caveat saying that they were joking and gave customers €5 off their next Bolt ride.

Those codes may have disappeared by now as the airline limited them to the first 100 users.

Emirates Residences: A Exclusive Airport for Residents…


From Rizz Air to Heathrow Airlines: April Fools in Aviation 2024
Photo Credit: Emirates.
From Rizz Air to Heathrow Airlines: April Fools in Aviation 2024
Photo Credit: Emirates.

Emirates was another top contender within April Fools Day, announcing the Emirates Residences.

On X, this was their description of the project, which did sound believable until you saw the images:

“Luxury living is about to reach new heights. Introducing Emirates Residences.”

“Situated in the heart of Dubai, the 380 story mega-project will be adorned with premium interiors inspired by Emirates’ beloved in-flight experience.”

“The tower will even have its own exclusive airport for residents. Construction on Dubai’s newest supertall tower is set to begin 31 February, 2025.”

Again, a very funny take, but would be an incredible sight to see if it ever happened in the long-term future.

Liverpool Announces New Antarctica Route…


Photo Credit: Liverpool Airport.

Liverpool Airport also came in strong stating that Antarctic Air (They don’t exist, we know), will operate new flights to Antarctica from Merseyside.

On X, they really did try to sell this idea:

“From penguins to whales, see some of the world’s most incredible wildlife when you fly to the seventh continent direct from Liverpool with Antarctic Air.”

“Flights from Merseyside to Antarctica start in January 2025, and will be on sale in due course.”

If only there were direct flights to the continent, that would have been pretty special indeed!

Cork Airport Name Changed: Cillian Murphy International Airport…


Photo Credit: Cork Airport.

Finally, Cork Airport also came in strong by jokingly making an announcement about a change to their name.

They said the following on X, which was quite entertaining:

“From May 1 next, Cork Airport will be renamed and rebranded as Cork Cillian Murphy International Airport.”

“The renaming/rebranding is to be made in recognition of the Golden Globe, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award winning actor, who is a native of Cork city.”

“While the name change will come into official usage from May 1 next, the airport will also undergo a full rebrand, with the project expected to be completed in December 2024.”

Cillian Murphy is a popular actor known for his recent movie of Oppenheimer, which had acclaimed significant praise in the movie world (In case you didn’t know, of course).

Overall, April Fools Day in the Aviation world is always something that comes in strong.

Some companies have managed to fool people before (Even admittedly us at one point), but it’s all good spirit within our sector.

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