Virgin Atlantic unveils a Boeing 747 with a Star Wars Millennium Falcon paint job

Virgin Atlantic unveils a Boeing 747 that has received extraordinary Star Wars-themed paintwork with a huge Millennium Falcon

  • The jumbo jet is decorated with a huge Millennium Falcon illustration and an Edge logo from Galaxy
  • The theme plane, known as & # 39; The Falcon & # 39 ;, transports vacationers from Gatwick to Orlando
  • New livery coincides with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
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At an airport far away you will find a Virgin Atlantic 747 that is decked out with a stunning Star Wars paint job.

The jumbo jet is decorated with a huge Millennium Falcon and a Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge logo at a distance of 20 meters.

Virgin Atlantic said the entire livery took weeks to produce and used 14,000 millimeters of ink.

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The Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet that has been given a new paint job with the Millennium Falcon from the Star Wars saga

The Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet that has been given a new paint job with the Millennium Falcon from the Star Wars saga

The theme plane is called The Falcon. The entire livery took weeks to produce and uses 14,000 millimeters of ink

The theme plane is called The Falcon. The entire livery took weeks to produce and uses 14,000 millimeters of ink

The theme plane is called The Falcon. The entire livery took weeks to produce and uses 14,000 millimeters of ink

The theme plane, called & # 39; The Falcon & # 39 ;, transports vacationers from London Gatwick Airport to Orlando, Florida.

There they can experience Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge, which was opened at Walt Disney World Resort last month.

Joe Thompson, director of Virgin Holidays, said: & We are incredibly proud to see The Falcon fly, with the iconic Millennium Falcon, from the beloved Star Wars saga, as it flies passengers to watch the exciting new Star Wars experienced: Galaxy Edge lands at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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& # 39; Over the past three decades we have brought millions of British holiday makers to enjoy the magic of Disney and we know that so many of our customers are excited about planning their trip to experience this new country. We hope that those who are lucky onboard The Falcon will enjoy their journey with us even more. & # 39;

Dave Napper, senior engineer at Virgin Atlantic, said: & # 39; It was a very exciting assignment to redesign our aircraft equipment to represent something as iconic as the Millennium Falcon and it is not something you have to do every day.

& # 39; We have many Star Wars fans within the company who have had the opportunity to get involved in some way, and we can't wait to see The Falcon leave. & # 39;

The plane transports vacationers from London Gatwick Airport to Orlando, Florida, where they can visit Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge at Walt Disney World Resort

The plane transports vacationers from London Gatwick Airport to Orlando, Florida, where they can visit Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge at Walt Disney World Resort

The plane transports vacationers from London Gatwick Airport to Orlando, Florida, where they can visit Star Wars: Galaxy & # 39; s Edge at Walt Disney World Resort

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In addition to the official aircraft of The Falcon, Virgin Holidays has been launched The ultimate Virgin Wars Star Wars experience – a composite vacation experience to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, starting between 15 and 22 February 2020.

The experience includes return flights from Gatwick to Orlando, access to Star Wars: Galaxy Edge one hour before the park opens, the chance to meet Star Wars characters, a Star Wars themed dinner with a Disney Imagineer and accommodation in a resort hotel in Walt Disney World.

To celebrate the concept, the travel company has launched a social media competition that encourages members of the public who spot the aircraft to capture and share their photos for the chance to win two seats on board from The Ultimate Virgin Holidays Star Wars Experience.

The images must be tagged with both Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic and contain #TheFalcon in the photo caption.

All entries received by Wednesday, October 9 will be included in a prize draw.

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