October 9, 2018 – Virgin Airlines announced the UK’s first ever “Pride Flight”, in honour of World Pride 2019 in New York next June. World Pride commemorates the 50th anniversary of New York City’s Stonewall Uprising, widely regarded as a pivotal moment in LGBTQ history. The event is organised at an international level to celebrate Pride for those countries where homosexual activity is still illegal or repressed, with previous host cities including Rome, London and Toronto.
The flight will be a true celebration of queer culture 38,000 feet above the Atlantic. It will be hosted by Tituss Burgess – Broadway musical actor and star of the hit Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – and packed full of special guests and live performances to make it a truly memorable flight. We’re partnering with NYC & Company and the Alliance for Downtown New York for this one-off flight, which will operate from London to Newark on 28 June 2019.
Tituss Burgess quickly won over the hearts of millions for portraying Titus Andromedon on Netflix’s series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, for which he has received four consecutive Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominations. His extensive Broadway credits include ‘Good Vibrations’(2005), ‘Jersey Boys’ (2005), ‘The Little Mermaid’ (2007), and ‘Guys and Dolls’ (2009).
Titus will host a cavelcade of onboard entertainment, featuring a tonne of glittering entertainment – including onboard DJ, Drag Queen Bingo, Judy Garland singalong and inter-seat speed dating.
Come on big baby come on.
It’ll also be crewed entirely by LGBTQ pilots and cabin crew, and will be available to book exclusively through the Virgin Atlantic and Holidays websites, retail stores and customer centres. A portion of ticket sales from the flight will be donated to The Attitude Foundation to advance community Pride initiatives here in the UK – and further fundraising and raffles will take place onboard.
Book your flight now or keep an eye on our social media channels over the coming months to find out how you can be in with a chance of winning a place onboard for this epic adventure!
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