Virgin Atlantic A330

AirSpace user Slider has uploaded these photos of Virgin Atlantic A330 G-VSXY conducting a training flight to East Midlands airport. The aircraft is expected to enter service next month to Orlando.

The first batch of 10 A330s ordered will not feature the carrier’s premium product, Upper Class, although later deliveries will. The carrier will lease four of the A330s from lessor AerCap, and purchase the other six from Airbus. The carrier disclosed the agreement for the twin-jets in June 2009 after months of deliberation about an interim type to fill a capacity gap ahead of taking 15 Boeing 787-9s.

The British carrier is conducting a strategic review, which has attracted interest from a number of carriers, including British Airways who says it would like Virgin Atlantic’s London Heathrow slots although not its brand. That won’t bode well for Virgin, who is keen to retain its distinctive brand after the review.

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One Response to Virgin Atlantic A330

  1. Vishak 20 April, 2011 at 7:05 am #

    Excellent Snaps. Being an A330 fan I cant stop seeing these pictures repeatedly and that too in the Virgin atlantic levery. Awesome snaps.

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