Virgin Atlantic has ordered 14 A330-900 aircraft for fleet expansion
In the Paris Air Show 2019, Virgin Atlantic has ordered 14 A330-900 aircraft. These will replace the existing A330ceo aircraft and will contribute to the expansion of the fleet.
Virgin Atlantic has placed a firm order for 8 aircraft to Airbus, and other 6s are subcontracted from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) (NYSE: AL). The agreement was signed in Paris by Shai Weiss, CEO of Virgin Atlantic, and Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus.
Virgin Atlantic has ordered 14 A330-900 aircraft
Virgin Atlantic is currently operating a fleet of 40 widebody aircraft. Soon it will receive the first Airbus A350-1000, which is part of an order of 12 aircraft.
By placing the order for 14 A330-900 aircraft, Virgin Atlantic is continuing its fleet modernization plan. It wants efficient, modern and comfortable fuel-efficient airplanes for passengers.
The A330neo family of aircraft comprises two versions: A330-800 and A330-900. This is based on the economy, versatility and reliability of the A330 family. The A330neo is powered by Trent 7000 Rolls-Royce engines. And it benefits from a new larger span wing and Sharklets, inspired by the A350 XWB.