Air New Zealand's in-flight safety video featuring bikini-clad Sports Illustrated models may have been a little too sexy for some passengers!

People riding Air New Zealand flights over the past few months have been treated to a "Safety in Paradise" video narrated by models Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Gomes, Hannah Davis and Ariel Meredith. The spiced-up clip was the subject of some backlash after opponents of the hot vid called it sexist and started a petition to have it removed.

Well, good news for haters of the clip (and bad news for fliers who like receiving safety information from sexy supermodels).

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Air New Zealand will no longer being showing the Sport Illustrated "Safety in Paradise" version aboard their flights, but the airline claims it's not because the clip was too hot for passengers.

"We typically change out our safety videos every few months," Air New Zealand spokesperson Emma Field tells E! News in a statement. "As scheduled we began phasing in the Bear Essentials of Safety video featuring Bear Grylls on our fleet around a week ago and this process is almost complete."

In addition to the four SI ladies, the video also featured a cameo from a bikini-clad Christie Brinkley. The 60-year-old supermodel looks super hot while chatting with the models on her cell phone.

Check out the safety clip for yourself!

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

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