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Virgin Atlantic Renaming Of A340-600 G-VSHY?  
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

I noticed Virgin Atlantic have re-named A340-600 G-VSHY from "Claudia Nine" to "Madam Butterfly". When exactly did it happen? Any idea about the reason? Was it planned to be a temporary name from the beginning?


"Claudia Nine"


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"Madam Butterfly"


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Udo

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User currently offlineSevenheavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 4547 times:

Hi,

The name "Claudia Nine" was indeed a temporary name in honor of the supermodel Claudia Schiffer who christened the aircraft (the first A346 for VS). It was purely and simply one of Richard Branson's many marketing gimmicks - "cloud" being much more fitting to be crossed out and overwritten as Claudia. The name lasted about a month before the temporary decal was removed to reveal the permanent name of madam butterfly.

Regards,

SevenHeavy



So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4507 times:

Yeah, what Sevenheavy said. You know how Branson has all of these funny Gimmics etc. On the A346 he even put 'Mine's Bigger Than Yours'.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineRicci767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4367 times:

Richard Branson is a legend!! He is a marketing genius. I hope he never runs out of marketing ideas.

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4139 times:

Thanks for all your info!


Regards
Udo


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