Air, Freight News

Clean green fleet for Virgin

[ June 17, 2019   //   ]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has become the first UK airline to announce a firm order for 14 Airbus A330-900neos, plus six options.

The new planes are 13% more fuel and carbon efficient than the A330-300 they replace and will deliver a 50 per cent reduction in airport noise.

The order, valued at $4.1billion, is part of Virgin Atlantic’s fleet transformation programme which will see 100 per cent of the airline’s planes replaced over a ten-year period, creating one of the youngest fleets in the skies with an average age of just 5.3 years.