Yesterday saw British based Virgin Atlantic unveil a huge Star Wars theme on one of its Boeing 747 aircraft.
The aircraft, G-VLIP has been in the hangar at London Gatwick getting the decal applied since the 14th September.
Gone is the previous name of Hot Lips and in comes the new name of The Falcon.
Coincidentally, it was this aircraft that also wore the Harry Potter decal back in 2010. With the 747 due to be retiring from the Virgin Atlantic fleet within the next 24 months, it’s likely the aircraft will wear this scheme until retirement.
To coincide with this, Virgin Holidays have launched special Star Wars themed flights that will take place between the 15th-22nd February 2020.
The special package will include:
- Early access to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area.
- A themed dinner with Character experiences.
- A dedicated area to watch the night-time spectacular at the Dessert Party at Epcot.
- Plus a few extra touches along the way…
Prices start from £1949 p/p, and include flights, accomodation, Disney park tickets and dining.
More information can be found here:
Joe Thompson, Managing Director of Virgin Holidays commented:
“We are incredibly proud to see ‘The Falcon’ take flight, featuring the iconic Millennium Falcon from the much-loved Star Wars saga, as it wings passengers to experience the thrilling, new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida.
Over the last three decades, we have taken millions of British holiday-makers to enjoy the magic of Disney and we know that so many of our customers have been excited about planning their trip to experience this new land. We hope those lucky enough to board ‘The Falcon’ will enjoy their journey with us, even more.”
It was a very exciting brief to be able to redesign our aircraft livery to represent something as iconic as the Millenium Falcon and it’s not something that you get to do everyday,” said our senior engineer, Dave Napper. “We have many Star Wars fans within the company who jumped at the chance to get involved in some way, and we cannot wait to see ‘The Falcon’ take flight.”