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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…

Virgin Atlantic Aims to Bring Style to Israel Travel, Celebrates…

Virgin Atlantic became the latest European airline to enter the Israeli market last month when it launched flights between London and Tel Aviv. Going up against Israeli and British airline giants El Al and British Airways, respectively, the airline began service to the Holy Land on Sept. 25 with once-daily…

Flybe Unveils New Brand: Virgin Connect

Flybe, one of United Kingdom's biggest regional carriers, has announced that it will rebrand as Virgin Connect in 2020. The announcement was made by Mark Anderson, Connect Airways CEO in a corporate event held on October 15. The announcement is a major step as the airline becomes part of the…

Virgin Atlantic Strengthens Manchester Services, Boosts Winter Gatwick Frequencies

Virgin Atlantic announced it will enhance its services from Manchester Airport, one of its secondary hubs in Northern England. The airline will increase frequencies on the Manchester-New York route by 65 percent and launch a three times weekly service to Barbados this winter. Nearly 30,000 additional seats will be offered…

Opinion: Should Virgin Atlantic Re-Enter the Domestic U.K. Market?

Virgin Atlantic revealed this week that they would be interested in looking into the U.K. domestic market again should the slot system be reorganized after London Heathrow airport’s coming expansion. Virgin Atlantic says that a new system would “enable the creation of a second flag carrier” as it hopes it…

Virgin Goes Big With Airbus A350-1000 Launch, Talks Expansion at…

Virgin Atlantic Airways entered a new era earlier this month when it launched service on its newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000 XWB. Only the fifth carrier worldwide to operate the type, the addition of the aircraft is the second step in a fleet renewal that will see Virgin Atlantic adopting…

Virgin Atlantic Debuts Airbus A350-1000 on London Heathrow to New…

Virgin Atlantic inaugurated its newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000XWB, on Tuesday, officially becoming the second British operator of the aircraft in revenue service. Flying between London and New York on the airline’s flagship route, the first aircraft, named Red Velvet, departed London’s Heathrow Airport a month and a day after…

Virgin Atlantic Announces First South America Service and Codeshare with…

Virgin Atlantic has its latest destination and first entry into the South American market with a new route to São Paulo from London. The British carrier will connect the two economic hubs via London Heathrow Airport and São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport beginning March 29, 2020. The first South American destination…

Virgin Atlantic Receives First Airbus A350

Airbus has delivered Virgin Atlantic’s first Airbus A350-1000. The aircraft is due to be flown from Toulouse to London’s Gatwick on Saturday evening. The inaugural passenger flight of Virgin Atlantic’s A350 will be from London to New York’s JFK airport on September 10. 12 A350s are expected for Virgin’s fleet…

Virgin Atlantic Receives First Airbus A350

Airbus has delivered Virgin Atlantic’s first Airbus A350-1000. The aircraft is due to be flown from Toulouse to London’s Gatwick on Saturday evening. The inaugural passenger flight of Virgin Atlantic’s A350 will be from London to New York’s JFK airport on September 10. 12 A350s are expected for Virgin’s fleet…