AN A CAPPELLA group with a history of viral hits have taken to the skies with a new video for British Airways.

Out of the Blue have already clocked up millions of views on YouTube with their covers of songs by artists including Mariah Carey and Shakira.

And last month the Oxford University students travelled to Malta to film their take on Wham!’s 1983 hit Club Tropicana.

The video was commissioned by British Airways to inject some holiday feeling into the British winter.

Since it was posted on YouTube on Saturday it has been watched 14,000 times.

Out of the Blue member Charlie Hicks said the two day shoot in Malta was a rewarding experience.

He said: “The production team had worked on Dr Who and Sherlock so it was great to work with that sort of professionalism.

Oxford Mail:

The video for British Airways was filmed in Malta

“We were out there for two days and it was very, very cold, especially standing in the swimming pool.

“It is tiring filming 12 hours a day but it was also a lot of fun.

“We are all the same age and all students and it is important to get the balance between professionalism and efficiency and making sure we still have fun.

“I would definitely do it again.”

Representatives from British Airways got in touch with the group after they were impressed by their performances of Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie, which has been viewed 5.5m times on YouTube, and All I Want For Christmas Is You, which has been seen more than 2m times.

The group’s next projects include a trip to Paris to film a video to raise money for Oxford hospice Helen & Douglas House.

Oxford Mail:

The group was selected by British Airways after their YouTube hits of Shakira's 'Hips don't lie 'and Mariah Carey's 'All I want for Christmas is you'

One of the video’s stars, Charlie Strachan, said Club Tropicana had been chosen for the British Airways video because of its summery feel.

He said: “British Airways said we should do it and I think we thought at first it would be a bit weird because not many of us had heard it before.”

The video will be used by British Airways on its social media accounts.