Virgin Atlantic’s newest A330 neo has been named ‘Queen of the Skies’ after the late Queen Elizabeth II.
This may come as a bit of a surprise to our readers, given that the nickname is often used for the B747 aircraft.
The dedication is located at the front of the aircraft, above one of the carrier’s flying mascot.
The aircraft will also feature the registration G-VEII in tribute to the late monarch.
The ‘Queen of the Skies’ moniker was previously used on one of the carrier’s A340-600 aircraft in 2004 as part of a state visit to France to celebrate the centenary of the Entente Cordiale.
Virgin’s fleet already pays homage to women including the founder of the Suffragette movement, Emmeline Pankhurst (Lady Emmeline – G-VLIB), and Richard Branson’s mother, Eve Branson (Fearless Lady – G-VEVE).