Virgin Atlantic has honored Queen Elizabeth II by naming a new plane after her. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be called “The Queen Elizabeth.” The airline said the name was meant to honor the Queen’s “unforgettable” reign and her support of the airline.
The plane is painted in the airline’s signature Union Jack livery and will feature the Queen’s personal cypher on the tailfin. It is the latest in a series of planes named after members of the British royal family, including the Queen’s late husband, Prince Philip.
The airline said the plane will be used for flights from London to the United States, Caribbean and Africa.
The Queen Elizabeth is a fitting tribute to the Queen’s reign and her ongoing support for the airline. Virgin Atlantic said the plane will help to “connect people and places for years to come.”