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Virgin Atlantic plans to operate the last Boeing 747 flight from Heathrow in April 2016

Virgin Atlantic Airways (London) has tentatively scheduled the last Boeing 747-400 revenue flight for Heathrow Airport with an arrival on April 18, 2016 in London. According to Airline Route, the last planned flight is currently flight VS 006 departing Miami at 9:50 pm (2150) on April 17, 2016 and arriving the next day (April 18) at London (Heathrow) at 11:30 am (1130).

Virgin Atlantic has operated the Boeing Jumbo since its inception on June 22, 1984. The pictured ex-Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 747-287B G-VIRG (msn 21189) (above), named “Maiden Voyager”, operated the first Virgin Atlantic flight between London (Gatwick) and Newark.

Top Copyright Photo: Richard Vandervord/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-287B G-VIRG (msn 21189) holds short of the runway, ready for departure from Gatwick Airport. Click on the photo for the large view (note the humorous painted-on painter falling off the tail and dropping red paint on the fuselage).

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Bottom Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Virgin Atlantic added the first Boeing 747-400 on April 28, 1994 with the arrival of Boeing 747-4Q8 G-VFAB (msn 24958) “Lady Penelope”. Sister ship Boeing 747-4Q89 G-VBIG (msn 26255) arrives at London (Heathrow).

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Virgin Atlantic flies Buccaneers and Patriots

Virgin Atlantic Airways (London) was selected to carry both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New England Patriots to the regular season NFL game on sunday (October 25) in London. A Boeing 747-400 will fly each team.

Press release:

finance.yahoo.com/news/London-Calling-Virgin-prnews-316967934.html?x=0&.v=1

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.

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http://airlinersgallery.com/2/23dac99/#/gallery/virgin-atlantic-airways/virgin-atlantic-747-400-g-vfab-99-birthday-girl-apr-mia-bd-lr-100205/