Disney set to launch its own airline

The airline is expected to be operational in 2021.
The airline is expected to be operational in 2021. Photo credit: Getty Images

Disney is set to launch its own airline in the United States, according to sources close to the project.

The Walt Disney Company has dabbled in the world of aviation before, releasing Planes in 2013, but this time the company will be investing in something a bit flasher than a crophopper.

According to fan site JustDisney.com, the company is in the process of acquiring a number of small regional airlines from across the country which it will combine and operate out of airport hubs such as Orlando, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Billions of dollars are reportedly being invested to ensure the airline doesn't become a Mickey Mouse operation.

Although there's been no official announcement, JustDisney.com reports they have "ears" within the project and have leaked some of the on-board offerings.

Each seat will have access to Disney's new streaming service, a collection of Disney hit songs will be played while you board and disembark. Flights will be visited by some of Disney's favourite characters, and the pilot's address from the cockpit will come from none other than captain Buzz Lightyear.

The airline is expected to be operational in 2021.

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