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Santa Cruz Carnival takes to the skies with unique performance on a plane 

It’s not every day you fly on a plane and get treated to a musical performance but that’s exactly what happened on board Iberia Express.

To publicise the start of Santa Cruz Carnival, members of a local dance group joined two flights from Tenerife to Madrid and surprised passengers with an impromptu performance.

It is believed to be the first time in Spain that there has been a carnival on board a plane and according to those on board, it all went down extremely well.

“It’s nice to see something innovative,” said one delighted passenger.

The performances took place at 33,000ft with the dance group all dressed in their colourful costumes and will full make-up.

A TV crew was on board so they knew something was happening but were not expecting the song and dance down the aisles!

The entertainment was courtesy of the well-known Tenerife group Los Joroperos and Iberia Express was happy to collaborate because of its support of the Canary Islands.

“Carnival is an excellent fiesta of Tenerife and we wanted to help with this celebration at 33,000ft, carrying the spirit of the island to all our passengers” said Paloma Utrera of Iberia Express.

During their performance, members of the troupe filled the flight with music, dance and colour, with an exotic rhythm and a unique choreography.

Los Joroperos has a history stretching back more than 40 years and has won numerous awards at the Carnival. In fact, in 2015, it became the first group to scoop a total of three prizes.