Virgin increases Upper Class capacity

8 Oct 2007 by Mark Caswell

Virgin Atlantic is responding to strong growth in passengers booking its premium cabins by increasing the number of Upper Class seats on some of its services out of London Heathrow.

As previously reported by Business Traveller (see online news September 20) the airline has added 30 seats to its premium economy product. It is also increasing the number of Upper Class seats, meaning that in the new configuration, the upper deck of the 747 is devoted to Upper Class rather than being shared with Premium Economy. Whereas before rows 1-6 upstairs were J class, while rows 70-74 immediately behind them were Premium Economy, now the whole of the upper deck is Upper Class, numbered rows 1-11. The seats are in a 1-1 configuration apart from rows 10 and 11 which are singles.

Downstairs the J class seating continues in rows 12-19 and 20-25 with premium economy having its own cabins from rows 28-37. The new configuration can be viewed on Virgin Atlantic's website by clicking here (seating configuration 4).

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