Virgin confirms mile-high club cabins coming soon..

Rohit Khare (
Wed, 27 Aug 1997 15:57:58 -0400

Virgin Group's Virgin Atlantic Airways has big - if distant - plans for
the 16 Airbus A340-600s it recently leased.

The aircraft, which Virgin will begin to fly in 2002, will feature a new
premium class of service that will offer passengers private bedrooms with
double beds in the forward lower deck of the plane, as well as a bar,
lounge, showers, and an exercise and massage area in the aft lower deck. An
airline spokesman said these planes would fly initially on the carrier's
longest routes, from London to California, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Virgin is the first customer for the 375-passenger A340-600; it already has
eight 255-passenger A340-300s, a shorter-range version of the aircraft, in
its fleet.

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