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Virgin Atlantic- their routes and aircraft  
User currently offlineErj145lr From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

Does Virgin fly anywhere inside europe from man or lhr? OR are they strictly Egland to Destinations in other continents. I assume i am right that the only a/c thay have are widebodies (747, a340---)?

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User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 4385 times:

No, they don't. I believe they used to operate to ATH with an A320 until a few years ago.

They have, as you correctly say, B747s and A340s of various types in their fleet.


EDIT: check their website for all the info: http://www.virgin-atlantic.com

[Edited 2005-01-06 04:57:31]

User currently offlineErj145lr From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 4379 times:

So they no loner have anything but those two planes in their fllet and their variants, and they no longer fly to any destionation inside euorpe. Right?

User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4511 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 4284 times:

Erj145lr that is a correct statement.

Their fleet consists of:

B747-443s (leased from GECAS, planes that were originally intended for AZ before they switched the order to 772ERs)

B747-4Q8s leased from ILFC

B747-41Rs (2 of 3 belonging to VS, the other leased from GECAS)

A340-311s and A340-313Xs, all but 3 belong to them with VAIR, -VELD and VSUN leased from ILFC.

A340-642s, all belonging to VS

Regarding the 747 Classics, I think only G-VSSS was in service for the MAN-MCO route, but has that now been switched over to a 744?

Anyway, here are VS destinations:

Cape Town
Hong Kong
Kuala Lumpur
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
New York
Port Harcourt
San Francisco
St Lucia
Sydney (yea baby!)

By the way, Atlantic is spelled with an A, not an I.

User currently offlineMonkeyboi From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 457 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

when did virgin start flying to KL and singapore???

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

KL is a codeshare with Malaysia metal. Didn't know there was a codeshare to SIN but I guess it makes sense since SQ own half of Virgin.

fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 3905 times:

Also, if including codeshare then you can say they have 1 European route with the Lyon flight.
Purely a codeshare with Air France to keep slots alive as far as I understand but a European destination and bookable on the site!

User currently offlineMonkeyboi From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 457 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 3885 times:

If you want to include code shares they would fly to loads of european destinations! They codeshare on most of the BD UK/european network.

Ironically though, BD is the BIGGER airline of the two, holding 14% of slots at LHR. Virgin only holds 4% of slots. BA 47%.

User currently offlineBapilot2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 927 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 3853 times:

There are 2 Classics, one is G-VSSS and the other is G-VBEE (Ext TF-ATE and ATN I think, cant do a search to back this up seen as im on the works network :S both leased from CC anyway). They both operate MAN-MCO-MAN (I think one sometimes did of VS's flights to Nigeria from LGW or LHR?).

Jason Nicholls - v1images
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 3817 times:

Given that they have ordered a bunch of the A340-600's and have ordered the A380......will VS going to go to an all Airbus fleet eventually?

"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineSkytrain From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 297 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months ago) and read 3753 times:

Check out this link for more Virgin information.

Cheers - Skytrain.

At the end of the day we are likely to be punished for our kindnesses...
User currently offlineVS045 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

VS will never go all airbus, because they need an aircraft which is in between the A380 and A346. The 747s are definitely more suited to flying the carribean routes, where there is a lot of traffic(for one or two airlines) and require aircraft with lots of seats down the back.
I think the Cape Town route is being transferred to SAA after this year, although VS does not fly the route all year round, so this is probably sensible.


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