Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic announced the UK’s first-ever “Pride Flight” between London and New York City in June 2019 timed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of New York City’s Stonewall Uprising and World Pride 2019.
The campaign sees Virgin add a healthy dose of flamboyance to the air with Tituss Burgess – Broadway musical actor and star of the hit Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – hosting the special flight.
Burgess will don a Virgin Atlantic pilot uniform while drag queens will, in the iconic Virgin uniform will tend to guests.
Burgess will perform on board the flight which will be staffed entirely by LGBTQ+ pilots and cabin crew in true celebration of pride, progress and queer culture 38,000ft above the Atlantic. The flight will feature fabulous on-board entertainment including a DJ, Drag-Queen Bingo, Judy Garland singalong, inter-seat speed dating, and special in-flight entertainment to make it one memorable flight.
The campaign is in partnership with NYC & Company and the Alliance for Downtown New York. The flight is designed to celebrate World Pride 2019, which for the first time ever is being held in the United States in New York City.
Those interested can book flights via the Virgin Pride microsite.