KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1413 times:
NORWALK, Conn. -- Virgin Atlantic Airways plans to purchase five new Boeing Co. 747-400 aircraft in a transaction valued at more than $800 million.
The company said the new aircraft will be delivered direct from Boeing (BA) between March and June 2001 and will be used to increase Virgin Atlantic's route network and frequency to existing destinations.
Virgin Atlantic said it currently has 32 aircraft, 17 of them 747s, six of which are 400 series jets.
Virgin Atlantic is a unit of British entrepreneur Richard Branson's Virgin Express Holdings PLC (VIRGY). Singapore Airlines owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8195 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1345 times:
I have heard that the 744's that VS are getting were originally intended for AZ but when AZ ordered the 777-200ER (plus 777-300ER options), VS was able to get the planes quickly since Boeing had already started to build the 744's originally intended for AZ.