Virgin Sun Airlines
Scale 1-200 model
Airbus A320-200
Registration: G-VMED (MSN 978)

 

Flat yellow display stand - Original box

 

Aircraft type: Airbus A320-214
Engines: 2x CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Aircraft name: Mediterranean Maiden
Airframe Status: Broken up Nov 2015 at St. Athan RAF Station (DGX / EGDX)

 

Virgin Sun Airlines, branded as Virgin Sun, was a British charter airline owned by the Virgin Group, formed in 1998. The airline's main destinations were the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands.
Virgin Sun's main bases were Manchester Airport and London Gatwick Airport.


History
Virgin Sun was created as a charter airline in May 1999, operating from Gatwick Airport and Manchester Airport Terminal 2, leasing 2 Airbus A320-200 aircraft.

 

After a successful launch and first summer season, Virgin Sun then received a third A320-200 and its first and only Airbus A321-200 the following year.

 

The airline was known for its ground breaking approach to inflight service being the first UK charter airline to ditch the traditional style mea