Big Airbus to head Virgin Atlantic fleet

Virgin Atlantic Airways has selected the A350-1000 to become the latest aircraft in its fleet,

The UK-based airline is purchasing eight A350-1000s scheduled for delivery from 2019, with at least another four on long term lease.

Virgin Atlantic will deploy the aircraft initially at London Heathrow to strengthen the trans-Atlantic network and later at Gatwick airport on leisure routes to the Caribbean.

Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer, Fabrice Bregier, said the new aircraft would complement Virgin Atlantic’s existing fleet of 10 A330-300s and offer crews the advantage of familiarity with Airbus operating procedures around the network.

Airbus says the new plane features 18 inch wide seating in economy; latest aerodynamic design; carbon fibre fuselage and wings and low emission Rolls Royce engines that together deliver a 25 per cent reduction in fuel burn.

Photo courtesy Airbus

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