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Closer Ties for Virgin Atlantic and GOL

Virgin Atlantic and Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes have revealed a host of new codeshare routes. The news comes ahead of the inaugural Virgin Atlantic flight from London/Heathrow to Sao Paulo on March 29, 2020. As part of the

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Virgin Atlantic Selects A330neo as Fleet Overhaul Continues

Virgin Atlantic has become the first UK carrier to order the Airbus A330neo. The deal, signed at the Paris Air Show is for a total of 14 of the -900 variant, comprising of eight directly from Airbus and an additional

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Virgin Atlantic Returns to Mumbai

Virgin Atlantic has announced the latest addition to its growing network. The Crawley-based carrier is due to resume service between London/Heathrow and Mumbai/Chhatrapati Shivaji after a four year hiatus. The re-launched route is due to start on October 27, and

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First Look Inside Virgin Atlantic’s New A350

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled three new seating concepts which will launch on the carrier’s Airbus A350-1000s this summer. The star of the show is the overhauled Upper Class suite which will adopt a 1-2-1 configuration, in a break from its

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Virgin’s ‘Flying Lady’ Retires

After 35 years’ service Virgin Atlantic is to retire its “Flying Lady” motif, which has adorned the airline’s aircraft since operations began in 1984. It is to be replaced with a “diverse range of men and women representing modern Britain”.

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Revealed: Virgin Atlantic’s First South American Destination

British carrier Virgin Atlantic has today (March 20) announced its first foray into the South American market. From 2020, the airline is set to fly daily between Heathrow and São Paulo/Guarulhos in Brazil. The company will use its Boeing 787-9s for

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Virgin Atlantic Reveals New Middle East Route

British carrier Virgin Atlantic has announced it will launch flights from London Heathrow to Tel Aviv/Ben Gurion from this autumn. The first scheduled service is due to take place on September 25, and will mark the start of a new

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Pilot’s Union Seeks Reassurances Over Flybe Deal

The British pilot’s union has requested more detail about the sale of regional carrier Flybe to a consortium including Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group. Together with Cyrus Capital, the firms are set to create a new company called Connect Airways which

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Virgin Atlantic Unveils Refurbished A330-200

Virgin Atlantic revealed the first of its fully refurbished Airbus A330-200 which features the airline’s premium and upper class offering, along with a refreshed look for economy. The aircraft, G-VMNK (c/n 403), is the first of four to receive this

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Airliner World – December Edition Preview

Hello and welcome to the preview of our December edition, on sale NOW! In this edition we join Virgin Atlantic for a demonstration flight with a difference and take an exclusive look at the innovative ethanol-derived ‘drop-in’ jet fuel being

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