With Virgin Atlantic taking delivery of its 12 brand new Airbus A350-1000s, we take a look back at this pioneering British airline founded by Richard Branson in 1984 and the fleet of aircraft types they have flown through the years.
Boeing 747-100 & -200
Operated both for Virgin Sun and Little Red, the A320 fleet was short-lived.
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Virgin’s Airbus A350-1000
Latest to join the fleet will be the Airbus A350-1000, which will begin serving the London Heathrow to New York JFK route on 10 September (see our A350 Routes Page), before more routes from Heathrow and Gatwick are added.
Virgin recently announced an order for 14 Airbus A330-900neo aircraft at the 2019 Paris Air Show. These will be used to replace its older A330 fleet from 2021 and enable further expansion.
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