See Virgin Atlantic’s New Thank You Colors

Feb 13, 2018

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Virgin Atlantic is thanking its employees in a quite a special way. On Tuesday, the airline unveiled a special new “Thank You” honoring its 9,000 people.

The Airbus A340-600, registered G-VNAP, is now decked out with “a big Virgin Atlantic thank you” painted on the side of its fuselage.

“The people of Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays have made our business and our brand what it is today. They’re both our magic ingredient and our greatest strength,” said Craig Kreeger, CEO of Virgin Atlantic, in a statement.

VIRGIN ATLANTIC Airbus 340-600 named Sleeping Beauty Rejuvenated emerges from Manchester Airport with its new livery thanking their staff
A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 named Sleeping Beauty Rejuvenated emerges from Manchester Airport with its new livery thanking their staff. Image by Virgin Atlantic.

Towards the plane’s nose is a smaller, upright version of the “Flying Lady” which also appears on Virgin’s 787 Dreamliner. The message measures 7 feet high and 152 long. The aircraft bears the name Sleeping Beauty, and for the occasion has been renamed “Sleeping Beauty Rejuvenated.”

VIRGIN ATLANTIC Airbus 340-600 named Sleeping Beauty Rejuvenated emerges from Manchester Airport with its new livery thanking their staff
Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 named Sleeping Beauty Rejuvenated emerges from Manchester Airport with its new livery thanking their staff. Image by Virgin Atlantic.

This A340 features 45 Upper Class Seats (Virgin’s business class), 38 seats in premium economy and 225 in economy. Acquired in 2005 by Virgin, this quad-engined Airbus usually flies long-haul routes.

Virgin has a history of creating special one-off liveries for its aircraft — including Austin Power and Harry Potter themed paint jobs. Other airlines create special themed liveries, like EVA’s famous Hello Kitty 777 and ANA’s fleet of wide-body Boeing “Star Wars” jets.

Featured image courtesy of Virgin Atlantic. 

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