Airlines Virgin Atlantic unveils A350-1000 cabin

Virgin Atlantic has officially released the cabin for its new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, which is set to take to the skies in late summer 2019.

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Virgin Atlantic has unveiled the details for its new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. Included in the redesigned cabin is an upper class, which features a brand-new suite and social space. Moreover, Virgin Atlantic is the first airline to introduce an on-board bar.

The bar allows customers to enjoy a social space knows as The Loft. Here, they can gather, chat, meet up with friends or simply just enjoy a drink or dine. The Loft offers a wide range of cocktails over the clouds. Moreover, customers can order an afternoon tea.

In addition to the Upper Class cabin, customers can also experience a new suite, which has been designed in collaboration with several Virgin Atlantic frequent flyers. Now, every seat faces towards the window and the seat layout is a 1-2-1 configuration. All suites transition seamlessly from an upright seat to a bed. A new in-flight entertainment screen is available as well.

Mark Anderson, Executive Vice President Customer, at Virgin Atlantic commented: “The introduction of our A350 represents a true evolution of our customer experience. We believe flying should be exciting, whether it’s your first or 100th flight with us and that’s why we’ve elevated our offering to provide our customers with something totally unique. The A350 forms a significant part of our fleet transformation strategy and by 2022, we’ll have our youngest, cleanest, greenest fleet in the sky as the aircraft transforms our customer experience, reduces our environmental impact and improves our route economics.”

In the premium and economy cabin, new IFE-screens have been installed as well. The economy seats have been upgraded to new fabrics that allow customers to adjust the headrest. In Economy Light and Classic, a 31” and 34” seat pitch has been installed respectively.

In August, the first Virgin Atlantic A350 will take to the skies. It will fly the route from London-Heathrow to New York JFK. In total, the airline has ordered 12 Airbus A350-1000s, which are all scheduled to join the fleet by 2021.
The aircraft are being powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines that allow the aircraft to be 30% more fuel and carbon efficient. The A350-1000 replaces the four-engine A340-600, which are currently operating routes to the United States.

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