Delta and Virgin Atlantic have been growing closer and closer since the US carrier bought a controlling stake in Virgin back in 2012 so, with both airlines often saying that they're looking to offer passengers a similar experience regardless which carrier they fly with, it was only a matter of time before Virgin Atlantic followed Delta's lead and chose the Airbus A330-900neo to replace part of its aging fleet.
On April 8th Virgin Atlantic released details of the new Business Class seat it will be installing on its soon to be delivered Airbus A350-1000 aircraft and the new seat received a mixed reception.
Delta and Virgin Atlantic have announced that they will begin to offer non-stop service to London's Gatwick Airport from Boston Logan and New York JFK in summer 2020.
Earlier today Virgin Atlantic's Twitter account put out a teaser suggesting that the airline would be announcing a new route to a destination in the southern hemisphere which has more than 6,000 pizzerias and is "famous for football" (soccer). That destination has now been confirmed as Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Later this year Virgin Atlantic will be taking delivery of its first Airbus A350-1000 aircraft and with it the airline will be introducing new Premium Economy and Business Class cabins...but we know next to nothing about what to expect from the new products.
Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are both currently offering very good Business Class deals for travel between Brussels and Shanghai for travel though to the end of the current booking period.
Over the weekend Virgin Atlantic announced that it plans to launch flights between London and Tel Aviv from September this year. This route has been rumored for quite some time so it's not surprising to see Virgin Atlantic launching a flight to Israel but I'm not convinced it's a good idea.
Here's a bit of good news for Virgin Atlantic flyers this holiday season - your travels should now be free from industrial action and, all things remaining the same, Virgin's flights should be operating as normal for the next few weeks.
Virgin Atlantic has now launched its winter sale for departures from the UK and there are a few deals available which are worth investigating if you're looking to fly across the Atlantic to the US or the Caribbean or if you're looking for flights to select cities in Asia and South Africa.
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