Virgin Atlantic has released a behind-the-scenes look at some of the interior design elements of the aircraft.
The carrier is set to take delivery of its first A350-1000 in the next few days, with the next-generation aircraft initially set to operate on Virgin’s Heathrow-New York JFK route from September 10.
Earlier this week the airline released a CGI video showcasing the A350 interiors, and it has also created a behind-the-scenes feature, with interviews with designers and Virgin’s vice president customer experience, Daniel Kerzner.
The carrier’s A350s will feature a brand new Upper Class Suite, moving away from its current herringbone Upper Class layout (where seats face into the cabin), to a new 1-2-1 configuration with seats facing outwards towards the windows.
Features include a 44-inch seat pitch, with the seat converting into a fully flat bed measuring up to 82 inches, and the carrier stresses that “All suites will transition seamlessly from an upright seat, straight to a bed”, meaning no more having to get out of the seat to flip it over into bed mode.
Upper Class customers will have access to the new A350 social space The Loft, which features a 32-inch TV screen, with the ability to connect individual headsets via Bluetooth.
Virgin is scheduled to take delivery of four A350s this year, and has a further eight on order for delivery by 2021.