Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VOWS (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Virgin Atlantic relaunches Shanghai flights

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has resumed flights to China today for the first time since 2020 as it relaunches its London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) to Shanghai (PVG/ZSPD) service. The move will help to re-establish import business and leisure connections between the UK and China and also provide additional cargo capacity between the [read more]

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]