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BA unveil jubilee aircraft

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31 May 2012 by Luke McCormick

One of British Airways' fleet of 747s is now featuring a very special emblem to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The celebratory aircraft will be flying its message of congratulations around the world.

Designed by 11-year-old Blue Peter winner, Katherine Dewar from Chester, the official logo has been emblazoned on the side of the British Airways aircraft alongside the words, "Congratulations, Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee".

Katherine Dewar said: "Since winning the competition, its been like a dream come true to see my design in so many different places around the UK but I never expected to see it on a huge jumbo plane!"

British Airways' Captain Mark Mannering-Smith said: "As the national flag carrier I can't think of anything more fitting than British Airways carrying a message of congratulations to Her Majesty around the world."

Customers travelling on flights arriving into London over the Jubilee weekend (June 02-05) will hear British Airways captains making congratulatory announcements to mark the occasion.

In British Airways' Heathrow lounges, customers will be offered a regal afternoon tea, including a selection of traditional British sandwiches, sweet treats and a special Jubilee blend of tea from Twinings.

Premium customers in the Business and Concorde lounges will be invited to raise a glass to toast Her Majesty with a champagne cocktail, ‘Pimms Royale', or the award-winning English sparkling wine, Balfour Brut.

For those looking for some pre-flight pampering, there's also a selection of Jubilee treatments at the Terminal 5 Elemis Spa exclusively for British Airways' First, Club World and Gold Executive Club members. These customers will be able to choose from four ‘Royal Therapies' and massage treatments, including Royal Rose facials, hand treatments and musclease foot and body workouts

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