A Star Wars themed Boeing 747 has been unveiled by Virgin Atlantic to fly between Gatwick and Orlando.

 The one-off Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge aircraft is part of Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays’ celebrations of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction, which opened at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosTheme Park at Walt Disney World in August.

The re-painted jumbo jet will be known as The Falcon – showcasing the Millennium Falconspaceship once owned by Han Solo in the Star Wars adventures.

A themed Star Wars Experience package is also being offered on the school half-term holidays on February 15-22.

Virgin Holidays managing director Joe Thompson said:  “We are incredibly proud to see ‘The Falcon’ take flight, featuring the iconic Millennium Falcon, from the much-loved Star Wars saga, as it wings passengers to experience the thrilling, new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. 

“Over the last three decades, we have taken millions of British holidaymakers to enjoy the magic of Disney and we know that so many of our customers have been excited about planning their trip to experience this new land.

“We hope those lucky enough to board ‘The Falcon’ will enjoy their journey with us, even more.”