Queen of the Skies: Virgin Atlantic’s tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Virgin Atlantic’s newest aircraft – an A330neo – is set to honour Queen Elizabeth II. Named ‘Queen of the Skies’, the aircraft will feature the registration G-VEII and enter service in April, flying from London Heathrow to destinations including Miami, New York and Tampa.
The move marks the second time the Queen of the Skies moniker has been used on a Virgin Atlantic aircraft. Back in 2004, her late majesty unveiled an A340-600 with the same name at a ceremony in Toulouse. The event was part of a state visit to France to celebrate the centenary of the Entente Cordiale.
“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,” said Corneel Koster, Chief Customer and Operations Officer, Virgin Atlantic. “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.”
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