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The ultra-modern cockpit of a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 XWB cockpit. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Virgin Atlantic Expands A350 Routes for Summer, Doubles Down in Successful Markets

In preparation for the busy 2020 summer travel season, Virgin Atlantic has announced four new routes for its newest flagship aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000 XWB. Having started service with the airline on the London-New York JFK route, next year will see the aircraft expand to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Johannesburg and Lagos from London. [caption id="attachment_36549" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Virgin Atlantic's first Airbus A350-1000 XWB named "Red Velvet." (Photo: Shaquille Khan)[/caption] Johannesburg will be the first city beyond New York to…

Cathay Pacific Adds Second South African Destination

Starting November 2018, Cathay Pacific will launch seasonal non-stop service to Cape Town, South Africa (CPT) from Hong Kong. The new flight will be flown by Cathay Pacific's new Airbus A350-1000 three times a week, and will be the first non-stop flight between Cape Town and Asia in over six…