First class romance: Virgin Atlantic unveils Love Suites

Virgin Atlantic’s four new Airbus A330-200s will feature themed Upper Class suites reflecting travellers’ preferences

Freedom Suites for solo travellers, Corner Suites for extra privacy and incredible views, and Love Suites for couples who want to enjoy their time together during a flight … Virgin Atlantic have announced that the four new Airbus A330-200s joining their fleet in March will feature three distinct suites in Upper Class based on particular needs of travellers.

Virgin Atlantic's four new Airbuses A330-200 will feature three distinct suites in the Upper Class — Pixabay Love
Virgin Atlantic’s four new Airbus A330-200s will feature three new suites in Upper Class — Pixabay

The new aircrafts will operate flights from Manchester, England to New York City, Boston, San Francisco, and Barbados.

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming four A330-200s to the Virgin Atlantic fleet this March,” Virgin Atlantic EVP Phil Maher said in a statement.

“Featuring our iconic Virgin Atlantic livery and crewed by our world-class pilots and cabin crew, these aircraft will offer our award-winning food, drink, and in-flight entertainment,” Maher continued.

“The Upper-Class cabin introduces three new styles of seating for customers to choose from, as well as extra touches such as a barista style coffee menu and free Wi-Fi messaging,” Maher said.

All 19 of the Upper Class seats can be transformed into lie-flat beds to make the long hauls less exhausting, no matter which suite it is in.

With a sense of humour typical for Virgin Atlantic, all the new aircraft have particular nicknames.

The first plane dubbed Daydream Believer arrived at London Gatwick airport on Monday. Three others – Strawberry Fields, Honky Tonk Woman and Scarlett O’Hara – will join the fleet and launch their service in March.

Apart from the Upper Class, Virgin is also concentrating on the development of other cabin fares with huge investments.  

“The Economy cabin offers 222 seats, and we’re investing in a premium economy cabin for each aircraft, to be fitted towards the end of the year,” Maher added.