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Tue, Jan 12, 2010

Virgin Atlantic Confirms Order For Ten Airbus A330's

First A330's For The British Carrier

British based Virgin Atlantic Airways has bought six A330-300 long-range aircraft from Airbus, and is leasing a further four from AerCap. The contract was formally completed on December 30th, 2009, following an initial announcement earlier in June.

The aircraft are Virgin Atlantic's first A330's. The aircraft will strengthen services between the United Kingdom, North America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, for both business and leisure markets.  Virgin's A330-300s will seat up to 270 in Upper Class, Premium Economy and Economy, and will be the launch aircraft for revolutionary onboard cabin innovations in every class.

"The A330s are adding immense operational flexibility to Virgin's modern fleet and at the same time fit in with our commitment to invest in today's most environmentally efficient aircraft," said Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive, Virgin Atlantic Airways.

"Coming from one of Airbus' most valued customers, this significant order is a thumbs up for our A330," said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. "The A330 is a leader in aircraft reliability, comfort, and low fuel burn making it the most eco-efficient aircraft in its class."

Virgin Atlantic Airways became an Airbus operator in November 1993. To date, Virgin operates six A340-300s and 19 A340-600 aircraft. Virgin is also a customer for six A380s.

FMI: www.airbus.com

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