No Change to Premium and Economy in A330-300 Business Class Upgrade.

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 B787-9 G-VYUM UK Training Flights.

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 A330-300 G-VRAY Enters Service with New Upper Class.

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.

New Virgin Atlantic Upper Class layout.

New Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Dream Suite "Dovetailed" Configuration.

£100m Upper Class Refit.

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.