24 OCTOBER 2011


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Article from BTNews 24 OCTOBER 2011

Virgin Atlantic’s Gatwick fleet gets a makeover

London’s Gatwick Airport, which has seen considerable investment in its fabric since the Global Infrastructure take-over just two years ago, is to be further enhanced with a £50m investment by Virgin Atlantic with the upgrading of its Boeing 747 fleet.  The retrofit process will begin in May 2012 and will see a rigorous schedule that aims to be completed by October 2012.  The Manchester-based 747s will also benefit at the same time.


Passengers travelling to destinations including Orlando, the Caribbean and Las Vegas will enjoy new seats in Premium Economy and Economy, cutting edge IFE technology and a fresh vibrant feel throughout all cabins.


The Premium Economy cabin, which has grown in popularity, will now feature a 38” pitch leather seat offering enhanced ergonomics for improved comfort.  It also features a dual position footrest, lumbar support and an adjustable headrest with wings. www.virginatlantic.com

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