Virgin Atlantic will use its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to fly between London Heathrow and Boston. The new jet will start operating on the six-times-a-week route from 28 October 2014.
Virgin Atlantic will deploy its Dreamliners on other rourtes between London and the US east coast. Subsequent services between Heathrow and Washington, Heathrow and Newark and Heathrow and New York JFK are scheduled to start in the following five months.
Virgin Atlantic will be the first European carrier to take the larger 787-9 version of the Dreamliner, with the first aircraft planned for delivery in late September. Its aircraft will initially be configured with 31 Upper Class, 35 Premium Economy and 198 Economy seats.
Upper Class passengers will enjoy a new version of ‘Upper Class Suite’ which incorporates all of the popular features, along with some new design elements.
There is a refreshed Premium Economy cabin with an even more comfortable seat design and a social space where customers can stretch their legs and mingle with other passengers the Wander Wall.
Economy seats will be best-in-class with the Recaro 3620 model. Passengers throughout the aircraft will benefit from access to Wi-Fi connectivity, with the latest in in-flight entertainment, and dynamic mood lighting throughout.