Virgin Atlantic will be replacing its famous flying lady emblem with five new icons intended to represent modern Britain.
The carrier said it is replacing its traditional image with a diverse range of men and women on its new A350-1000 fleet. Among the [so-called] “flying icons” will be a black man and woman, as well as a gay man.
They will be wearing a red leotard in the new artwork, with the company claiming to be the first airline to have male figureheads on its aircraft. One of the figureheads represents a gay man and has the colors of the rainbow painted onto his leotard.