Now I like Virgin Atlantic and have read a little bit about them, so I'm confused. I know they started in 1984 with a 747. I also know that Richard Branson once chartered a plane when he was left stranded on an island with other tourists, and jokingly told the pax the flight was operated by "Virgin Airlines". And then there was that weird period of Vickers Viscounts flying around.
But where does this 727 fit into the scheme of things? And Faro? They had A320s and A321s for Athens, they leased 767s and other aircraft, but never heard of the 727 before. Was this a Virgin Atlantic leased plane, or perhaps a predecessor of Virgin Sun? Or perhaps just an advertisement plane (Like the Ryanair Vodafone livery)?
Can anyone provide any more info about this plane, its livery, and its role?
Daks From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 158 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
Heres another example of a hybrid "virgin , club air and eastern " 727: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/211175/M.
I've no idea whats going on but looking at these 2 aircraft and having been a dublin spotter for a long time I'll do my best to find out for you .
Kestrel From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2002, 93 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1926 times:
I'm not sure about the Virgin connection, but this 727-46 (built for JAL I think) later flew for Dan-Air: due to the number of pax DA planned to carry on the 727-100's (146), it was necessary for the aircraft to have an extra pair of doors fitted, similar to the 727-200.
In October Club Air ceased ops and the Virgin contract went on to be operated by Capital Airlines (I think) again using British Air Ferries Viscounts, though they eventually took over the schedule themselves and used their own BAe146-200s