Amazing: Corendon’s Funny, Raunchy Safety Video

Amazing: Corendon’s Funny, Raunchy Safety Video

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Corendon Dutch Airlines published what might just be the most attention-grabbing safety video ever. Even though it’s not in English and I’m not even familiar with the characters, I still love it (thanks to Dennis for flagging this)!

Corendon’s hilarious new safety video

Corendon is a small Dutch leisure airline with a handful of aircraft. On November 3, 2023, the airline launched nonstop flights between Amsterdam (AMS) and Curaçao (CUR). The airline is so excited about this route that it even created a safety video specifically for it.

It’s not a low-budget film either, as it stars quite the cast. The main character in the video is Jandino Asporaat, a Curaçaoan-Dutch stand-up comedian. The video also features well-known Dutch people, like John Williams, Rico Verhoeven, Wendy van Dijk, Everon Jackson Hooi, Liza Sips, Jasmine Sendar, Najib Amhali, and Shirma Rouse. Then there are popular Curaçaoans, such as Juni Julier and Olympic athelte Liemarvin Bonevacia. Lastly, Corendon’s founder, Atilay Uslu, even makes an appearance.

Honestly, this is the funniest safety video I’ve ever seen, and it’s not even in English. Give it a watch, you won’t regret it.

It’s amazing that this video is for a single route

While safety demonstrations are legally required and are primarily intended to share important safety information, over the years many airlines have embraced these as a great marketing opportunity. After all, it’s something that all passengers are forced to watch, so if you can make it memorable, that might be money well spent.

Air New Zealand is most famous for its safety videos, as the airline has invested an incredible amount both in the production and talent it uses for the videos.

What makes this safety video so remarkable is that Corendon is using it for a single route, and it’s not even a flight operated directly by the airline. While the airline has a fleet of four Boeing 737s, it’s currently leasing one Airbus A350-900 from Spanish charter carrier World2Fly. This plane is in a 432-seat all-economy layout, and exclusively flies between Amsterdam and Curaçao.

Typically only airlines with large fleets invest in safety videos, so this has to be one of the highest budget yet lowest circulation safety videos to date.

The one quirk with this safety video is the cabin shown — best I can tell, an ancient Boeing 747 cabin was used to film this video, while the route is operated by an Airbus A350. Hah. Anyone have the backstory of this. Did the airline use the cabin of the Boeing 747 parked at the Corendon Plaza Hotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, or something else?

One other interesting thing about this route for Corendon is that it has an adults-only seating area, whereby you can pay extra to sit at the front of the aircraft, where all passengers must be 16 years of age or older.

Corendon is leasing a World2Fly Airbus A350

Bottom line

Corendon Dutch Airlines has just started flying between Amsterdam and Curaçao using a leased Airbus A350, and to celebrate the occasion, the airline has unveiled a very special safety video. I smiled for almost the entire video, so I can’t recommend watching it enough. Well done, Corendon!

What do you make of Corendon’s safety video?

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  1. iamhere Guest

    Agree, perhaps it gets some people's attention but it is a bit annoying.

  2. ConcordeBoy Diamond

    Can see how some would be entertained by it, the first time. Would be annoying as hell after multiple viewings though.

  3. Anon Guest

    We have hit new LOWs. Vert sad.

  4. Chug1966 Guest

    Beats Delta's latest safety debacle video (theme based attending a movie or play)!

  5. Darryl Stewart Guest

    Safety onboard commercial aircraft is a very serious matter. I would much rather see it being treated as such, as opposed to a failed attempt at humor.

  6. ImmortalSynn Guest

    I'll be the stiff who (admits that I) found it rather annoying. But then I'm like that with all of the over-the-top departure videos. But I guess if it gets even one more person to pay attention, then it's served its purpose.

  7. Mike Guest

    They must have spent a fortune on this video as the main characters are all famous Dutch personalities.

  8. Daan De Wit Guest

    This video is hilarious. The video has been shot at Corendon Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Partially in the hotel and in the Boeing747 that has been parked in the garden of the hotel.

  9. Jim Guest

    I think they are speaking Papiamento when not speaking Dutch. It sounds a bit like Portuguese as it's a Portuguese-based creole language.

    1. Alan Diamond

      You are correct and this explains why it is only used on the Curacao route. When I was at the airport in Curacao, I remember speaking to some airline employees. They began to speak among themselves in papamiento and were quite shocked when I was able to continue the conversation (I continued speaking English). The language is also close enough to Spanish, which I speak, to be quite intelligible.

  10. InceptionCat Gold

    Gosh have i laughed myself silly! Thank you for this Lucky. Have a great weekend.

  11. Quinten Guest

    @Lucky, Corendon owns its own 747! It’s parked in the garden of the Corendon Hotel, next to Amsterdam airport and used to fly for KLM. Hence the blue chairs and blue curtains. And yes, it’s the very same 747 in the beginning of the video: the video is shot in the Corendon Hotel.

  12. Albert Guest

    About bags at the beginning - should be training for American FAs!

  13. Icarus Guest

    Funny. Corendon is in fact a Turkish company with subsidiaries in the Netherlands and Malta

  14. Wingslover Guest

    Speaking of Corendon, they have another hotel in Amsterdam which has a suite with a 737 cockpit in it. You should definitely check it out! The room is also very reasonably priced.
    Apparently it’s now part of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio: https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/amsct-corendon-amsterdam-new-west-a-tribute-portfolio-hotel/rooms/

  15. nunzio Guest

    Corendon Hotel out Schipol has a 747 parked there as hotel attraction and quite sure filmed in that

  16. Wingslover Guest

    Corendon has a 747-400 parked at one of their hotels near Schiphol airport: https://www.corendonhotels.com/corendon-plaza-amsterdam-schiphol-airport#boeing747/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=my-business

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ImmortalSynn Guest

I'll be the stiff who (admits that I) found it rather annoying. But then I'm like that with all of the over-the-top departure videos. But I guess if it gets even one more person to pay attention, then it's served its purpose.

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Mike Guest

They must have spent a fortune on this video as the main characters are all famous Dutch personalities.

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Jim Guest

I think they are speaking Papiamento when not speaking Dutch. It sounds a bit like Portuguese as it's a Portuguese-based creole language.

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