After Air France last week, it is Virgin Atlantic’s and Japan Airlines’ turn to show their first A350. For Virgin Atlantic, its first A350 is a A350-1000 whereas Japan Airlines’ is a A350-900.
The British Company, hopes to see its first A350-1000, number one of their 12-aircraft order, delivered by the end of summer. On June 21st, it published the first picture of its aircraft coming out of the painting facility. The planes will be configured as followed: 44 seats in Business class, 56 in Premium and 235 in Economy, making them able to transport a total of 335 passengers.
On June 22nd, Virgin Altantic celebrated the 35th anniversary of their first ever flight back in 1984. This flight went from London-Gatwick to Newark-Liberty. This week-end Virgin also inaugurated its first seasonal route between Manchester and Los Angeles. This route will be served three times a week with A330-200 planes. With this new route, Virgins now offers 14’00 weekly seats from Manchester to the US or the Caribbean Islands.