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Neo opportunities for Virgin Atlantic

Airliner World’s Craig West joined Virgin Atlantic’s inaugural service to the Floridian city of Tampa to find out first-hand how the carrier’s new Airbus A330neo stacks up against the competition.

The Ultimate Virgin A330neo quiz!

This week marked the inaugural flight of Virgin Atlantic's first Airbus A330neo. To celebrate the occasion, we've a special edition of our commercial aviation quiz to put your knowledge of the brand-new jet to the test. Good luck!

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ONBOARD REPORT: Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330neo flight review

There was plenty of fanfare to accompany Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A330neo launch to Tampa on November 2. Airliner World editor Craig West sends us this special report from 35,000ft above the Atlantic, enroute to the Sunshine State.

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Virgin Atlantic accepts maiden Airbus A330neo

The Crawley-based carrier has welcomed a new widebody type to its fleet. Read more here…

CONFIRMED: Virgin Atlantic scraps Hong Kong route

The UK carrier has confirmed today (October 5) that it will not resume flights to Hong Kong – having served the city for nearly three decades.

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Virgin Atlantic to ditch Dreamliners and go all-Airbus?

Virgin Atlantic’s fleet has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past two years. Key.Aero speaks to the airline’s CEO, Shai Weiss about whether further change is on the cards, the prospect of the return of supersonic flight, and the company’s plan to get back to profitability

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Virgin Atlantic joins SkyTeam airline alliance

Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will join global airline alliance SkyTeam, becoming its sole UK member.

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Insight: The popularity of premium economy class

In this month’s number-crunching insight, James Mellon, senior aviation data research analyst at Cirium, ponders the continued rise of premium economy class.

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Photo: First flight for Virgin A330neo

Spotted recently in the skies above Toulouse/Blagnac was F-WWCG (c/n 2018). The example is likely to be the first Airbus A330neo to be delivered to Virgin Atlantic.

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EXCLUSIVE: Sir Richard Branson's tribute to "mentor" Freddie Laker

In an exclusive tribute for Airliner World, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, describes in his own words the influence Sir Freddie has had on him and the wider industry