Airlines Remembered

Virgin Sun

Photos © R.Leeuw

Virgin Sun ceased operations 31Oct2001
Homebase: London-Gatwick & Manchester
Founded: 1998
ICAO callsign: Virgin
Flightnbr prefix: V2 / VIR Operations: passengers
Company was sold 01Nov2001 to First Choice Holdings plc (owner of Air 2000). Aircraft were returned to lessors & charter program operated by Air 2000.

(c) R.Leeuw
It did not last long, but it was fun while it lasted! A320-214 G-VTAN (764) shows its comical livery while landing at Manchester,UK on August 19th 2000. It just did not make enough money, so Virgin's Richard Branson pulled the plug.

G-VKID Airbus Industrie A320-214 (cn1130)
G-VMED Airbus Industrie A320-214 (cn978)
G-VTAN Airbus Industrie A320-214 (cn764 )
G-VKIS Airbus Industrie A321-211 (cn1233)
(source: JP Airline Fleets 2001/02).

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