With her knee-high boots and barely-there leotard, Virgin Atlantic’s flying lady was never the most PC of logos.
Now, in the age of MeToo and in the interests of diversity, she has finally fallen from grace.
The airline yesterday revealed that, after 34 years, its pin-up will no longer feature on new aircraft. Bosses will be replacing the traditional image with a range of men and women ‘representing modern Britain’ on their new A350-1000 fleet.
Among those wearing more modest red outfits will be an Asian woman known as Meera, a black man (Daley) and woman (Zadie), and a gay man (Oscar) sporting a rainbow design.