Virgin Atlantic (Virgin) is expected to deploy its newly delivered Boeing 787-9 aircraft to Dubai, Johannesburg and Shanghai Pudong from winter next year.
As previously reported by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific (see here), the carrier took delivery of its first B787-9 Dreamliner last month, and has started flying the aircraft to Boston and Delhi.
Per a report by airlineroute.net, it has now been revealed that Virgin will effectively begin operating the Dreamliner daily to Dubai, Johannesburg and Shanghai Pudong from October 25, 2015.
Virgin’s B787-9 aircraft offers a three-class configuration with 31 seats in Upper Class, 35 in premium economy and 198 in economy. The airline has a further 15 Dreamliners on order.
B787 flight schedule (all services run daily)
London Heathrow (LHR) – Dubai (DXB)
VS400 LHR2110 – 0755+1DXB
VS401 DXB1020 – 1415LHR
London Heathrow (LHR) – Johannesburg (JNB)
VS601 LHR2040 – 0935+1JNB
VS602 JNB2130 – 0635+1LHR
London Heathrow (LHR) – Shanghai Pudong (PVG)
VS250 LHR1335 – 0830+1PVG
VS251 PVG1215 – 1655LHR
For more information, visit virgin-atlantic.com