Virgin America has named several planes after celebrities. Pictured in 2010, Canadian R&B star Drake poses in front of Air Drake, which was named to celebrate Virgin America's first international flight to Toronto.
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El Al —
"El Al is very much connected to the land of Israel, so we found it nice to name our planes after the cities in Israel, just to show a connection to the people," says El Al's Daniel Saadon.
Hawaiian Airlines —
"In Hawaiian culture, the naming of a person, place or thing plays a significant role in defining its 'being' and giving it a spirit," explains Debbie Nakanelua-Richards, director of community relations at Hawaiian Airlines.