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  • vrocking
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Apr 2005
    • 69

    Virgin Atlantic Deliveries 2006

    Hello,
    Thought I would show the new names and reges for Virgin Atlantic for 2006

    G-VBLU - Soul Sister - A340-600 Due Feb 06
    G-VFIT - Dancing Queen - A340-600 Due May 06
    G-VFIZ - Bubbles - A340-600 Due Jul 06
    G-VHIP - TBA - A340-600
    G-VWIN - Lady Luck - A340-600 Due Feb 06
    G-VYOU - TBA - A340-600

    Thanks
    Nick
  • wannabe pilot
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jul 2003
    • 3652

    #2
    Has the name that won the ebay bid been announced yet?

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    • lukeylad
      G.A.P Geordie and proud!!
      • Nov 2005
      • 2575

      #3
      so are virgin atlantic going all airbus

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      • vrocking
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Apr 2005
        • 69

        #4
        Originally posted by wannabe pilot
        Has the name that won the ebay bid been announced yet?
        Not yet, should be soon though, the name will go on G-VYOU.

        Originally posted by lukeylad
        so are virgin atlantic going all airbus
        They were lucking to buy or lease some 744s but were too expensive, so looks like Airbus for now.

        Nick

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        • lukeylad
          G.A.P Geordie and proud!!
          • Nov 2005
          • 2575

          #5
          cool so how big is virgins currant fleet

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          • philgatwick05
            Senior Member
            • Jun 2005
            • 1621

            #6
            Originally posted by lukeylad
            cool so how big is virgins currant fleet
            Virgin currently operate the following:

            9 x A340-300 (1 lsd to Virgin Nigeria)
            13 x A340-600
            13 x B747-400

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            • lukeylad
              G.A.P Geordie and proud!!
              • Nov 2005
              • 2575

              #7
              cheersa personly i think they have the best looking aircraft in the UK great planes names too

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              • philgatwick05
                Senior Member
                • Jun 2005
                • 1621

                #8
                Originally posted by lukeylad
                cheersa personly i think they have the best looking aircraft in the UK great planes names too
                I absolutely agree; it's nice to see a company that doesn't take itself too seriously

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                • tomfellows
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Mar 2005
                  • 2001

                  #9
                  their planes do look good, but they are quite expensive to fly with although they are a good airline. Hopefully me & philgatwick05 will see a few at LGW tomorrow!
                  Tom
                  My Jetphotos album

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                  • Avgas
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Nov 2005
                    • 91

                    #10
                    Well personally I think they look tacky!

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                    • Ren Frew
                      Taxi Rank User
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 11826

                      #11
                      G-VFIZ - Bubbles - A340-600 Due Jul 06

                      This one's been named after a celebrity chimp !
                      Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !

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                      • T5
                        T5
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Jan 2000
                        • 6822

                        #12
                        Originally posted by tomfellows
                        their planes do look good, but they are quite expensive to fly with although they are a good airline. Hopefully me & philgatwick05 will see a few at LGW tomorrow!
                        I think their fares are very average, perhaps even cheaper than other airlines such as British Airways on some routes.
                        Michael

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                        • dartie
                          Senior Member
                          • Jun 2003
                          • 1313

                          #13
                          Those seem to be all in the first half of the year thats cool and what routes and frequencies would be added due to the delieveries does anyone know about that?

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                          • wysiwyg
                            Retard :)
                            • Jan 2000
                            • 3749

                            #14
                            Obviously Dubai and Mo Bay. The rest are initially going to be used to allow increased frequency on existing operations (eg 3rd LA per day, etc.). Lots of talk of desired routes for the future such as Seoul, Sao Paulo/Rio/BA, Vancouver, etc.

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                            • David Kerr
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Sep 2004
                              • 491

                              #15
                              Noticed on the VS thread on airliners.net that there is meant to be a "shock" new MAN route....JFK! Just cannot envisage them operating it now, especially as the "right" aircraft is being displaced and also given that the range of destinations from MAN are predominantely leisure based: MCO, BGI and UVF (even if the latter is STILL not listed on their timetable!)
                              Comprehensive MAN movements? Click here.

                              First flight: BE371 EXT-MAN 03/08/07 on G-JEDM.

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                              • Selsport69
                                The Captain
                                • Jan 2000
                                • 366

                                #16
                                I am flying them back to London early Feb. Do they only use the A340-300 on the JNB-LHR route. Also someone was telling me that all the economy seats on this route are actually premium economy, any truth? Also for the record Virgin was cheaper than BA & SAA. The Virgin costs include connecting flights to and from Edinburgh
                                Thanks
                                Kev

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                                • Grey Area
                                  Punter
                                  • Apr 2004
                                  • 12157

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by David Kerr
                                  Noticed on the VS thread on airliners.net that there is meant to be a "shock" new MAN route....JFK!
                                  I can't see BA, Delta, PIA and Virgin all working MAN-JFK.

                                  Still, if it's on the Internet it must be true..... :diablo:
                                  You can't fool owls.

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                                  • Airline owner
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Oct 2003
                                    • 5327

                                    #18
                                    Thanks for the info Nick

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                                    • wysiwyg
                                      Retard :)
                                      • Jan 2000
                                      • 3749

                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Selsport69
                                      I am flying them back to London early Feb. Do they only use the A340-300 on the JNB-LHR route. Also someone was telling me that all the economy seats on this route are actually premium economy, any truth? Also for the record Virgin was cheaper than BA & SAA. The Virgin costs include connecting flights to and from Edinburgh
                                      Hi Kev great to hear from you again. I havn't yet got my roster for Feb but I'll let you know if I get a JNB! These days the JNB is mostly on the A346. All A346's have Upper Class Suite, Premium Economy and Economy 3 class layout.

                                      There are also rumours (last person to tell me this was a senior training captain) that there will be more orders to come for a fleet of 160+ aircraft by 10 years from now. I reckon it will be a mixed bag of more A346 plus B777-300ER and B747-800 (as long as the B747-800 is enough of an improvement over the B747-400 otherwise it would just be A346 and B777-300ER). As for the A380...well I'll wait and see how that pans out.
                                      Last edited by wysiwyg; 8th January 2006, 10:36.

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                                      • Selsport69
                                        The Captain
                                        • Jan 2000
                                        • 366

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by wysiwyg
                                        Hi Kev great to hear from you again. I havn't yet got my roster for Feb but I'll let you know if I get a JNB! These days the JNB is mostly on the A346. All A346's have Upper Class Suite, Premium Economy and Economy 3 class layout.

                                        .
                                        Good to hear from you again. I am supposed to be flying the following
                                        03FEB JNBLHR
                                        17FEB LHRJNB

                                        So if you get any of them give me a shout. If so do I get a flight deck visit?
                                        Also last I saw about 2 weeks ago they were still using the A340-300 although believe me I would rather fly the A340-600. I will take my camera with and post pictures when I am in the UK as Internet over here is poor.
                                        Thanks
                                        Kev

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