Virgin Atlantic A340 gets (small) reprieve

According to routesonline.com, the Virgin Atlantic A340 fleet operations have been extended by around six weeks to December 2019.

The fleet was originally due to leave at the end of the summer 2019 season. However with a slight delay in delivery of the airlines Airbus A350 fleet their retirement has been extended.

Virgin Atlantic will send their remaining A340’s to Delhi for a short period between 29th-31st October. They will also be found on various flights to New York JFK 27th October – 8th December.

Virgin Atlantic was the launch customer for the Airbus A340-600 back in 2002. At their peak, there were 19 in the Virgin Atlantic fleet. The airline also operated 11 of the smaller -300 variant.

Currently, the airlines’ A340 fleet comprises of 5 aircraft, all built between 2005-2006. They are found on the London Heathrow – New York JFK and London Heathrow – Lagos routes.

The remaining Virgin Atlantic A340 registrations:
  • G-VFIT
  • G-VNAP
  • G-VRED
  • G-VWEB
  • G-VWIN

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