The Crawley-based carrier has welcomed a new widebody type to its fleet.
Registered G-VJAZ (c/n 2018) and christened Billie Holiday, the airframe touched down into London/Heathrow on Saturday afternoon (October 15).
The arrival of the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-powered jet is a milestone for the airline as it becomes the UK’s first A330neo operator. Moreover, the delivery also marked the 50th Airbus aircraft for Virgin Atlantic throughout its history.
Currently, the Crawley-based carrier has ordered 13 A330-900s, with six of these to be leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC); for example, G-VJAZ is on lease.
The European airframer said Virgin Atlantic has an “intention to expand the [A330neo] fleet to 16 eventually”.