With a total order of 12 Airbus A350, Virgin Atlantic has just announced the introduction of A350 services to two destinations in North America and two destinations in Africa. This introduction presents a significant upgrade for passengers, especially those booked in Business Class.

As of now, Virgin Atlantic has started their A350-1000 service on their London-New York route (up to 4x daily). Prospectively, we will see a daily A350-1000 service on the followings routes:

  • Los Angeles from April 2020
  • San Francisco from May 2020
  • Johannesburg from March 2020
  • Lagos from August 2020

What is The Business Class Product Like?

Fly Virgin Atlantic New Business Class from Early September

Configured in the 1-2-1 seat arrangement, all 44 Upper-Class seats on the Airbus A350-1000 will face towards the window; this is an improvement from the current aisle facing seat arrangement. Additionally, each seat features a cocktail table, shelving and a tray to store personal items.

In addition, Virgin Atlantic has introduced “The Loft”. It is a new social space for up to eight customers; it will feature 32-inch touchscreen monitors and eight Bluetooth audio jacks, to allow passengers to view content together.

Virgin Atlantic A350-1000

Virgin Atlantic seldom comes out with any buy miles promotions. However, if you managed to buy miles at 1.08p per point in the previous promotion, which ended 13th November, you are pretty much in luck. One way Upper Class between London-US west coast cost 67.5k points (£729) while one way Upper Class London-Africa cost 57.5k points (£621). If you missed this deal, be sure to follow our blog as we will keep you updated.