Interesting travel news for Scottish holidaymakers heading to Greece and Turkey for a cheap holiday. Due to a last minute swap of planes for a maintenance issue they could be flying on the distinctive Iron Maiden world tour jet !
The custom Boeing 757 aircraft, which boasts tail number 666 and the Iron Maidens logo painted on the side has been provisioned by Thomson Airways because of the absence of one of its own aircraft due to mechanical repairs.
The jet is actually owned by Astraeus airlines and lead singer of the world famous band Bruce Dickinson is one of the firm's registered pilots. When Iron Maiden is not on tour, Astreaus leases the plane for commercial use, however the huge Iron Maiden logo is normally removed.
So it's possible that holidaymakers arriving in Greek or Turkish holiday resorts from Edinburgh Airport could arrive at their destination in heavy metal logo. A spokesman for Astraeus said that the logo hadn't yet been removed as the band just completed a leg of their worldwide tour, though normally the plane is made fully white so that any airline can use it.
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Article ID: 1013, Posted: Wed, 18 May 2011 17:42:21 GMT