Virgin Atlantic has named its newest aircraft Queen of the Skies in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The airline’s brand new Airbus A330neo has the registration G-VEII, and is the second of Virgin Atlantic’s aircraft to be named Queen of the Skies. Back in 2004, her late majesty unveiled an Airbus A340-600 with the same name at a ceremony in Toulouse.
Corneel Koster, chief customer and operations officer at Virgin Atlantic, commented: “Just like Queen Elizabeth during her historic 70-year reign, Virgin Atlantic is proud to fly the flag for the United Kingdom around the world. We’re delighted to soon be welcoming ‘Queen of the Skies’ to our fleet and hope that it serves as a fitting tribute to an unforgettable, much-loved monarch.”
Queen of the Skies is the fourth Airbus A330neo to join Virgin Atlantic’s fleet. The other three are Billie Holiday (G-VJAZ), Space Oddity (G-VTOM) and Eliza Doolittle (G-VLDY). Virgin Atlantic is committed to flying the cleanest, greenest fleet in the sky and it has ordered 12 more Airbus A330neos to join its fleet.
23 January 2023
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