Edinburgh Airport gets Iron Maiden plane

Edinburgh Airport gets Iron Maiden planeSome travellers leaving from Edinburgh Airport now have the chance to travel on an Iron Maiden plane.

Thomson Airways is currently using the Astreaus airline-owned plane with the band's logo on the side, although in the past this has been removed when it was used for commercial services.

Holidaymakers travelling to Turkey and Greece over the next few days may find themselves on the vehicle – which the band have travelled in during their international tours – as another jet has experienced mechanical issues.

"Iron Maiden have just finished the overseas leg of their world tour and the plane has gone straight into use, as a plane being used by Thomson Airways had some mechanical difficulties and has been taken away for repairs. That's why we haven't had a chance to take the logo off," an Astraeus airlines spokesperson told The Scotsman.

The nickname of the plane is Ed Force One, named after Eddie, the band's long-term mascot.

Those who do wish to travel to Greece, Turkey and other destinations in the coming months can also learn more about the locales on offer in Edinburgh Airport's newly released Summer Flight Guide, although whether they will be on an Iron Maiden flight remains to be seen.

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