We have been contacted by several people regarding reports of a new 31J/222Y A330-300 configuration. The A330-300 fleet will have their Business Class seats changed from the 1-2-1 configuration Dreamsuites to a 1-1-1 configuration using the same version of the Upper Class Suite as used on the Boeing 787-9 fleet. This will result in a reduction of Business Class seats from 32 to 31. All seatmaps going forward using this new configuration show the Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins being unchanged, giving a configuration of 31J/48W/185Y.
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VYUM operated the following training flights today:
VS851T London Heathrow – East Midlands
VS852T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS853T Prestwick – Manchester
VS854T Manchester – Prestwick
VS855T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS856T East Midlands – Prestwick
VS857T Prestwick – East Midlands
VS858T East Midlands – London Heathrow.
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-41R G-VAST operated VS33 London Gatwick – Antigua today, however the return VS34 Antigua – London Gatwick has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.
Virgin Atlantic today announced the brand name “Little Red” for its Aer Lingus wet lease services from London Heathrow to Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which commence on 31st March.
Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300 G-VRAY entered service today operating the VS3/VS4 London Heathrow – New York JFK rotation. The aircraft is the third A330-300 to enter service with the airline and the first to be configures in a Three Class 33J/48W/181Y layout.
This is the first aircraft to feature Virgin’s new Upper Class Dream Suite product which features a new layout of dovetailed seats in the middle section permitting a 1-2-1 layout rather than the 1-1-1 layout featured on previous Airbus aircraft.
Virgin Atlantic today announced a £100M programme to upgrade Upper Class cabins and service. New seats will be introduced with a new “futuristic” bar area along with improvements to catering. The new product will debut on the first Heathrow based Airbus A330-300 due to be delivered shortly.