Virgin Atlantic has signed a firm contract to
buy six Airbus A330-300 long-range aircraft, and is leasing a
further four from AerCap.
Virgin's A330-300s can seat up to 270 in Upper
Class, Premium Economy and Economy. The aircraft will allow Virgin
to offer enhanced services between the United Kingdom and the
United States and the Caribbean.
"The A330s will
be a great addition to our modern and fuel efficient fleet and
will also add immense operational flexibility as well as offer
revolutionary new cabin products. At the same time, the A330s fits
with Virgin's commitment to invest in the worlds' most
environmentally efficient aircraft," said Steve Ridgway, CEO
Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Virgin Atlantic first became an Airbus operator in November
1993 with an A340-300. To date, Virgin operates six
A340-300s and 19 A340-600 aircraft. Virgin is also a customer for
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