Virgin’s Upgrad

Expert Jonas Rask

Many a fashionable traveller’s favourite airline, Virgin Atlantic, missed the mark when they rolled out Upper Class on their Airbus A330s; with complaints over the cabin’s design and layout.


Now, the airline is making amends.

Virgin Atlantic has finally revealed its revised A330 Upper Class seating which has been redesigned in the style of the B787 product.

Between now and early 2018 Virgin Atlantic will be refitting all ten of its A330 Upper Class cabins.

The aircraft will feature a similar layout and design to the B787 which has been a hit with customers and will ensure the airline’s business class offering is more consistent across the fleet.

Features include new Upper Class seats, more overhead locker space, a redesigned bar, and the latest touchscreen technology in each suite.

Premium economy also benefits from the refit with a “Wander Wall” concept introduced on the A330 for the first time – enabling customers to stretch their legs, mingle and enjoy a complimentary snack during the flight.

Key features include:

A330 Upper Class cabin will have 31 seats with direct aisle access

New flat-bed seats are the same design as those already installed on the B787

Latest touch-screen technology

The bar is now relocated and is now adjacent to the Wander Wall in premium economy. This provides more privacy between the communal area and the nearest seats in Upper Class and premium economy.


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