Virgin Atlantic unveils A350 interiors including new business class suite


Virgin Atlantic’s new Upper Class suite will feature on its 12 new A350-1000 aircraft, which will be delivered between 2019 and 2021.

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled the interiors for its new A350-1000, complete with a brand new Upper Class suite.

Each business class suite includes a lie-flat seat, adjustable mood lighting, an 18.5-inch inflight entertainment (IFE) screen, and plenty of personal space and storage. Each A350-1000 aircraft will include 44 Upper Class suites in a 1-2-1 configuration.

The new Upper Class suite has been exclusively designed for Virgin Atlantic in collaboration with its in-house design team.

The stylish suites feature luxurious Claret leather with intricate, signature Virgin red stitching, a cocktail table and larger tray table, and greater privacy thanks to higher walls around each suite and deployable privacy screens.

For the first time, passengers can connect to the IFE system via Bluetooth, while each suite also includes two USB sockets, and an AC socket adaptable for UK, US and EU plugs.

The Loft was designed collaboratively by Virgin Atlantic and London-based Factory Design, and is manufactured by AIM Altitude in Bournemouth, UK.

Virgin Atlantic’s A350s will also include The Loft, a unique space for business class passengers to gather, chat, grab a drink or dine with friends. The social space includes a 32-inch touchscreen monitor and eight Bluetooth audio jacks so passengers can watch content together. All of the seats in The Loft feature seatbelts, meaning passengers don’t have to return to their suite in the event of turbulence.

Each of Virgin Atlantic’s new A350s will feature 56 premium economy seats.

The carrier also unveiled its new A350 premium economy (branded “Premium”) and economy class cabins. In premium economy, passengers can enjoy a 13.3-inch IFE screen and generous storage for their belongings. Tailored for Virgin Atlantic, the products features a Claret leather seat with intricate stitch detailing, a pressed black wool cocktail tray and meal table, and an Oxblood red upper literature pocket interior.

The premium economy seat also includes a four-way adjustable leather headrest, a 7-inch recline, USB ports and an 18.5-inch seat width. Each A350 will include 56 premium economy seats.

Passengers in economy class will be able to enjoy IFE content on 11.6-inch screens. 

Meanwhile, in economy class, passengers can make use of a six-way adjustable headrest, 11.6-inch IFE screen and USB ports. The new upgraded seats feature luxury woven fabrics and a high quality wool blend. The 235 economy seats are configured 3-3-3, with a 17.4-inch seat width. 

In total, Virgin Atlantic will take delivery of 12 A350-1000 aircraft between 2019 and 2021. The new aircraft will fly from both London Heathrow and London Gatwick, with initial flights operating between London Heathrow and New York JFK and Atlanta.

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