Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-100 Fleet List and Details

Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747-123 G-VMIA -

“Spirit of Sir Freddie” WITHDRAWN/SCRAPPED



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01/00 - Broken up at RAF Kemble.

17/01/00 - Positioned London Gatwick - RAF Kemble.

22/03/90 - Delivered to Virgin Atlantic as G-VMIA.

15/11/89 - Leased to QANTAS, Australia as EI-CAI

01/04/88 - Leased to Air Pacific, Fiji as VH-EII.

08/02/88 - Leased to QANTAS, Australia as VH-EII.

25/03/87 - Delivered to Highland Express, Scotland as G-HIHO.

01/08/86 - Delivered to Citicorp as N14939.

27/11/70 - Delivered to American Airlines as N9669.

28/10/70 - First Flight.


Boeing 747-100

Virgin Atlantic operated just one Boeing 747-400, a 1970 vintage machine that joined the fleet in 1990 as G-VMIA “Spirit of Sir Freddie” - named after low cost Trans-Atlantic pioneer Sir Freddie Laker. It could be distinguished from the Boeing 747-200 fleet thanks to having just three windows on the Upper Deck.

The aircraft was based at London Gatwick and was used on services to the US Eastern seaboard, notably Boston, New York JFK and Miami.

After almost ten years of Virgin Atlantic service the aircraft was flown from London Gatwick - RAF Kemble for scrapping in 2000.