Virgin Atlantic A330 (Image: VA)
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British Airways and Virgin gain Heathrow slots

British Airways (BA/BAW) and Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) have both gained slots at London Heathrow (LHR.EGLL) according to data from Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL) – the UK’s airport slot regulator. Completed slot trades for both airlines show BA has leased (swapped) slots from fellow IAG airline Iberia and Virgin has purchased [read more]

Virgin Atlantic takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-900neo (image: Airbus)
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Virgin Atlantic gets first A330neo delivery

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo when A330-900 G-VJAZ was delivered to London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) The airline, which is set to join the SkyTeam Alliance in 2023, has purchased 13 of the type, six of which (including this one) have been purchased through leasing specialist [read more]

Virgin Atlantic (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Virgin Atlantic to join SkyTeam alliance

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has confirmed it is set to join the SkyTeam Alliance from early in 2023 opening up over 1,000 destinations for Virgin customers. SkyTeam is a global alliance of airlines including some of the world’s biggest such as Air France/KLM, Delta Airlines, China Airlines, and Korean Air opening [read more]

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VOWS (Image: TransportMedia UK.)
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FIA22: Virgin Atlantic selects Boeing Jeppsen FlightDeck Advisor to reduce fuel costs

Boeing has announced that Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR), along with two other airlines, has selected the Boeing Jeppsen FlightDeck Advisor digital solution to help optimize efficiency and reduce full consumption on its Boeing 787 aircraft. During recent tests, Virgin Atlantic found that the system reduced in-cruise fuel consumption by 1.7%, which [read more]

Easyjet Airbus at Manchester Airport (Max Thrust Digital)
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easyJet and Virgin Atlantic sign Worldwide deal

Budget airline easyJet (U2/EZY) and Virgin Atlantic have signed a deal through Worldwide by easyJet to interline passengers at Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast airports. The deal means that passengers will be able to connect from domestic or European easyJet flights to seamlessly connect to long-haul flights bound for the US [read more]