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Airline to name plane Princess Mary  Sep 07, 2008

A recent visit by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark to her home country of Australia created such a flurry of excitement, even a local airline was starstruck.

Budget air carrier Jetstar, a subsidiary of Qantas, has decided to name an aircraft Princess Mary after the Danish royal chose to fly with the airline on her recent holiday.

Jetstar is seeking approval from the Royal Danish Embassy to name an A320 aircraft in honour of Princess Mary, the airline said today.

“Like many Australian mothers, Princess Mary chose to fly with her children on Jetstar,” Jetstar Group general manager commercial operations Bruce Buchanan said.

He said the 'Princess Mary' aircraft would be in honour of Mary's choice to fly Jetstar.

Princess Mary and her children, Prince Christian, two, and Princess Isabella, 17 months, spent 10 days visiting family in Hobart last month.

They were later joined by Crown Prince Frederik and visited Melbourne and Sydney, attending official engagements and charitable events.

Their final engagement was in Sydney on Thursday at the opening of the Lowy Packer building, the new home of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

They were expected to leave Sydney several days later.

Airline to name plane Princess Mary

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