Virgin Atlantic’s first A330-900neo to be delivered in September

British airline expects to take delivery of three Airbus aircraft and debut them between London and Boston, equipped with business class suites

Virgin Atlantic unveiled this week the interior of its new A330-900neo. The British carrier ordered 16 aircraft from Airbus in 2019 and expects to receive the first three widebodies in September, while the rest will be delivered between 2023 and 2026.

The debut of the new long-range aircraft is scheduled for October, on the London-Boston route. The airline’s passengers will be able to enjoy cabin innovations such as “The Retreat Suite”, which offers a sleeper seat and a 27-inch touchscreen.

In addition, the two suites available on the A330neo have an ottoman that works as an extra seat, allowing up to four people to enjoy the atmosphere.

In addition to the suites, Virgin’s Airbus will have 30 seats in Upper Class, 46 seats in premium economy, 28 seats in “Delight” economy and 156 in economy.

The A330-900 will also feature “The Loft”, a social space for up to eight passengers, equipped with four seats and amenities such as a minibar and beverage dispenser, as well as wireless charging points for smartphones.

“The A330neo plays a significant role in our multi billion dollar fleet transformation, demonstrating our commitment to the planet. We know the most impactful thing we can do as an airline is to fly the cleanest, greenest, youngest fleet possible and the A30neo is integral to achieving this goal. It’s truly a plane for the future,” said Corneel Koster, the carrier’s Chief Customer and Operating Officer.


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