April 9, 2019
Our new A350s are packed with innovation, thoughtful features and unmistakable Virgin Atlantic flair.
Ahead of the delivery of our first A350 aircraft, we’ve been showcasing our gorgeous new cabin interiors to an audience of VIPs. It was a special night at our West Sussex base, attended by journalists, leaders from the travel industry and some of our most valued customers, alongside representatives from Airbus and Rolls Royce. They all enjoyed a tour of our new Airbus A350 experience which included VR and augmented reality displays, talks by the design team and even the opportunity to try their hand at opening our A350 training door. There was also a pop-up Clubhouse supplying food and drink and a spa as well as speeches from our CEO Shai Weiss and EVP Customer Mark Anderson. It was a great night and a fitting celebration of our new aircraft.
There are new planes and then there are Virgin Atlantic new planes.
Here’s everything you need to know about our A350, the designs, the cabins and some of the people that made the magic happen.
The Loft is a unique space for Upper Class customers to gather, chat, grab a drink or dine with friends. As well as enjoying luxe comfort and high end finishes, you can settle in with Bluetooth headphones and catch a show or watch the live tailcam.
The new Upper Class suite is the perfect retreat at 30,000 feet. Every seat faces towards the window and comes with enhanced privacy, plenty of space and storage, adjustable mood lighting, and an 18.5 inch screen – all with inimitable Virgin Atlantic style.
Rich, custom leather seats and high end finishes welcome you into the Premium cabin of the A350. You can enjoy a lot more storage for all your belongings and a generous 13.3 inch screen for the next generation entertainment system. Tailored for Virgin Atlantic, our Premium seat features a luxurious Claret leather seat with intricate stitch detailing, a pressed black wool cocktail tray and meal table, and an Oxblood red upper literature pocket interior.
Our newest Economy seats are designed with bespoke woven fabrics inspired by fashion houses. Six-way adjustable headrests ensure comfort, and the 11.6 inch seatback screens with our next generation entertainment system are worth settling in for.
In total, Virgin Atlantic will take delivery of 12 A350-1000 aircraft between 2019 and 2021, in an order worth $4.4bn (list price). The first four aircraft will be delivered in summer/autumn 2019, and further names and registrations will be revealed in due course.
Our new aircraft will fly from both London Heathrow and London Gatwick, with initial flights operating between London Heathrow and New York JFK