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Virgin Atlantic

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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Airliner World: Sep 2018 Preview

The September issue of Airliner World is on sale now! This month we shine the spotlight on Air Canada, which has weathered many storms in its long history, but today it is financially stronger and can compete successfully in the

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Virgin Adds More Flights at Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic is growing its presence at Heathrow with the addition of three new services next spring. The UK-based carrier will move its Las Vegas flight from Gatwick to Heathrow and introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the route.  Virgin

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Thanks on a ’plane

Virgin Atlantic has introduced a special livery dedicated to its 9,000 employees.  Airbus A340-642 G-VNAP (c/n 622) has been returned to service after a spell in storage to enable the airline to meet capacity demands while some of its Boeing

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