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Any Airliner Have A Religious Name?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4107 times:

Hello folks

Last night I was thinking about aircraft names and it came up to my head that i never saw one with a religious name in relation to a character in the Bible. I have never ssen an aircraft called "Jesus Christ", "Virgin Mary", "John Baptist", etc.

I also wonder if the same goes for airlines not based in a Christian majority country (i.e muslim , jewish, bouddhist, etc.)

Would anyone be able to answer my question. Thank you in advance


A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
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User currently offlineMurtagh1108 From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Well, here in Ireland, Aer Lingus give all their aircraft Saints Names.

Just some A330 examples...

EI-DAA = St. Keeva / Caoimhe
EI-EWR = St. Laurence O'Toole/Lorcan O'Tuathail
EI-LAX = St.Mella
EI-ORD = St. Maeve / Maedbh
EI-DUB = St. Patrick / Padraig
EI-JFK = St. Colmcille / Colmcille
EI-CRK = St. Brigid / Brighid


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4072 times:

I flew on a TACA 320 named "Mensajero de Esperanza" – because the pope flew on her once. Pretty religious name I’d say. Routing was MIA-TGU - you need a lot of hope to land there  Laugh out loud

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineLs17031 From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4062 times:

I know that a KL MD-11 bears the name of Mother Teresa. I'm just not sure if she's been Sainted yet, however.


Cheers


User currently offlineFlighttime From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

Perhaps this is stretching your definition a touch, but the old Crossair sprung to my mind when I read your post.

User currently offlineSe210 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 112 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3927 times:

Some SE210 Caravelle religious names with Biblical connections:

Alia JY-ACT #200 Jerusalem
Alia JY-ADG #236 Bethlehem
General Electric N420GE #42 Santa Maria (i.e. Mary)
SAN Ecuador HC-BAJ #117 Santa Maria (i.e. Mary)

Others Caravelle names/places with religious connotation:

Iberia EC-BIA #226 Padre Antonio Soler (Monk/Priest/musician)
Iberia EC-BIE #230 Padre Antonio Soler (Monk/Priest/musician)
Indian Airlines VT-DPN #155 Gagandoot (Heavenly Messenger)
Indian Airlines VT-DPO #128 Pavandoot (Messenger of the Wind)
United N1015U #100 Ville de Saint-Nazaire


User currently offlineThaiaggie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

How about Buddha air of Nepal.


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

[quote=Airsicknessbag,reply=2]Routing was MIA-TGU - you need a lot of hope to land there [/quote]


I definitely agree with you on that one !!

[Edited 2005-02-21 18:20:36]


A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
User currently offlinePlaneguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3741 times:

Don't forget Mexicana's 757 "S.S. Juan Pablo II." This plane is a frequent visitor to LAX. I don't remember the reg. number though.

User currently offlineDarrell From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

here are a few...
Garuda - The carrier (or bird) of the mythical God Vishnu
Spirit Airlines
Buddha Air Nepal
and...
Hooters Air - There's got to be something religious about Hooters!



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

TWA renamed aircraft as "Shepherd One" when carrying Pope John Paul II.


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

There is/was an airline in Bangladesh called Bismillah Airlines. Bismillah means 'in the name of god'.


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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1184 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3620 times:

Throughout the history of Peruvian aviation, there have been a few airliners that have had religious names. Mainly, "Santa Rosa de Lima", the matron saint of the city of Lima has adorned a few airliners, I am sure. Also, Faucett had a DC-8 named Santa Lucia. That aircraft is on the a.net database. Again, there could be a handful, I can just guess.
FLY2LIM



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User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3581 times:

In Venezuela, Aserca's DC-9 are called "Virgen de la Chinita" and "Virgen de Coromoto". I know they are in the database, I am just too lazy to go look them up, but I will if you really need me to


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

Is there any aircraft named Jesus Christ. it would make since given his tremendous celebrity as a religious person


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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3561 times:
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Air UK Lesiure's B737-400 were all named after Saints, as the fleet grew the Saints names' were changed to match the aircraft registrations as follows;

G-UKLA - Flagship St Andrew
G-UKLB - Flagship St Bernard
G-UKLC - Flagship St Christopher
G-UKLD - Flagship St David
G-UKLE - Flagship St Emilion
G-UKLF - Flagship St Francis
G-UKLG - Flagship St George

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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Don't forget the Venezuelan Airline Santa Barbara!!!!!

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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3532 times:


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User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1137 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

"S.S." Juan Pablo II" ("His Holiness John Paul II") is registered under N762MX. It bears the papal coat of arms near doors 1L/1R.

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MX has other airples named San Antonio, Los Angeles, San Francisco, etc. -but those stand for destination cities in the portion of the U.S. that used to belong to Mexico.

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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

I doubt you will ever see an airline/aircraft named "Jesus Christ". It would be suicide:

The Christians would avoid you for Blasphemy,
The Jews will stay well clear,
as will the Muslims, Buddas and all other religions.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

Doesn´t Al Italia put the Vatican flag on the a/c when the Pope is onboard??

Micke  Confused



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (reply 19):
I doubt you will ever see an airline/aircraft named "Jesus Christ". It would be suicide:


I don't know why it would be worse to put his name than anyother religious name.
Why would christians say its blasphemy . Plus I don't think muslims or Jews will stay away

Jesus was a JEW. And as to muslims they should accept others' beliefs. I would not mind flying a Mohammed Saudi aircraft



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User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

I think the reason alot of airlines don't name their aircraft religious names is because than some un-religous people would get 'offended' (or maybe they just want a lawsuit) and that would cause havoc.

User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Also don't forget that Air Malta, SAS, Swiss, and Georgian Airlines fly around with crosses on their aircraft and no one seems to give a hoot.

User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1986 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3393 times:

Yeah...i think EL AL is a religious airline and national Israel airline. The star is the symbol of Jew or King David or something I dont know what it is. It is also written from the Bible.


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25 Post contains images Solnabo : RootsAir: I´ll second that! Wouldnt mind to fly Mohammed Air as long as the craft takes me from point A to B Micke//SE
26 Dirkou : Air Portugal has one Airbus A310 with the name "Joao XXI", the only pope that was portuguese.
27 DC10Tim : Garuda Indonesia is probably the most obvious. If there are any Hindus around here please correct me, but I think Garuda is the giant winged eagle tha
28 Lutfi : Yes, Garuda is Vishnu's steed. And Vishnu is not mythical!! (well, no more so than any other god...) Also in Indonesia we have Mandala Airlines (Manda
29 Post contains links and images Airsicknessbag : EI-TAB, the "Mensajero de Esperanza" has the papal coat of arms on the inside, on the bulkhead that separates C and Y. I didn't see it on the outside
30 Airindia : AI 310, VT-EQS was christened 'Krishna'. Although the idea was to name it after the river Krishna, the name nonetheless belongs to one of the most fam
31 HAWK21M : I guess the risk of being avoided by another Religious community prevents this type of Naming. regds MEL
32 TACAA320 : Iberia has an Airbus baptized "Teresa de Avila".
33 ArgInMIA : Argentinian Air Force ONE is called "VIRGEN DE LUJAN" Lujan's Virgin
34 TLVFred : FlyboyOz: ELAL is not a religeous airline. It is the national airline of Israel (recently privatised) but serves kosher food (the thought of 300+ spe
35 Nomadic : As a student of vexillology (flags & heraldry) I always understood that the Scandinavian countries began placing crosses on their flags after they co
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