Civil aviation profile prints. Available prints options: Design / Dark Theme / Plain background; Size Panorama (914×305 mm / 36"×12"); Size Standard (610×305 mm / 24"×12").
Boeing 747-200 Virgin Atlantic operated by Air Atlanta Europe
Registration: G-VSSS Named: Island Lady Type: 747-219B Engines: 4 × RR RB211-524D4 Serial Number: 22724 First flight: Jun 12, 1981
Virgin Atlantic, a trading name of Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited and Virgin Atlantic International Limited, is a British airline with its head office in Crawley, England. The airline was established in 1984 as British Atlantic Airways. On 22 June 1984, Virgin Atlantic operated its inaugural scheduled service, flown between Gatwick and Newark using a leased Boeing 747-200. In 1986 the airline added another Boeing 747 to its fleet and started a scheduled route from Gatwick to Miami. Additional aircraft were quickly acquired and new routes launched from Gatwick, such as to New York JFK in 1988, Tokyo Narita in 1989, Los Angeles in 1990, Boston in 1991, and Orlando in 1992.