Virgin Atlantic has named its newest aircraft “Queen of the Skies” in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.

The aircraft, an Airbus A330 neo , is to be receive the royal registration G-VEII, which Virgin said is a tribute to the late monarch.

The jet will enter into service in April 2023 and is to fly from London Heathrow to various US destinations.

“Just like Queen Elizabeth during her historic 70-year reign, Virgin Atlantic is proud to fly the flag for the United Kingdom around the world. We’re delighted to soon be welcoming ‘Queen of the Skies’ to our fleet and hope that it serves as a fitting tribute to an unforgettable, much-loved monarch,” said Corneel Koster, chief customer and operations officer with Virgin.