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Virgin Atlantic to cease flying between Dubai and London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A330-343 G-VINE (msn 1231) LHR (SPA). Image: 942568.

Virgin Atlantic Airways has announced that it will withdraw flights between Dubai and London Heathrow from March 31, 2019.

After conducting a thorough review of its network, the airline has made the difficult decision to stop flying between Dubai and London due to a combination of external factors which mean it is no longer economically viable.

Shai Weiss, Chief Commercial Officer for Virgin Atlantic, said: “It‘s never an easy decision to withdraw a route, and we’d like to thank our customers and dedicated team in Dubai for their loyalty over the last 12 years. We’ll continue to offer daily flights between Dubai and London Heathrow until March 31, 2019, and will be sad to say goodbye to this fantastic city.”

Copyright Photo: Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A330-343 G-VINE (msn 1231) LHR (SPA). Image: 942568.

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Virgin Atlantic is adding four Airbus A330-200s

Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A330-343 G-VINE (msn 1231) LHR (SPA). Image: 940830.

On social media, Virgin Atlantic Airways (London) announced the addition of its first Airbus A330-200 to the fleet:

Say hello to “Daydream Believer”, an Airbus A330-200 that’s the latest addition to our fleet.

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Virgin Atlantic is adding four ex-Airberlin Airbus A330-200s.

The aircraft will be flying from Manchester to New York-JFK (starting on March 1), Atlanta (March 2), Barbados (May 17), San Francisco (May 22) and Boston (May 23).

According to the carrier, “These aircraft will add resilience to our flying program in light of an industry-wide shortage of Trent 1000 engines used on our Boeing 787 aircraft.”

The four additions:

Airbus A330-223 G-VMNK (msn 403, ex D-ALPA) “Daydream Believer”

Airbus A330-223 G-VWND (msn 476, ex D-ALPF) “Scarlett O’Hara”

Airbus A330-223 G-VMIK (msn 432, ex D-ALPB) “Honky Tonk Woman”

And a fourth to be registered as G-VLNM “Strawberry Fields”

Each of the aircraft will feature 19 fully flat beds in Upper Class, 45 extra leg room economy seats and 222 economy seats.

Top Copyright Photo: The Airbus A330-200s will join with the A330-300s already in the fleet. Virgin Atlantic Airways Airbus A330-343 G-VINE (msn 1231) LHR (SPA). Image: 940830.

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