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Virgin’s newest A330-200 almost home

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 23, 2014
Virgin Australia's VH-XFJ on approach to Singapore (Flightradar24.com)
Virgin Australia’s VH-XFJ on approach to Singapore’s Changi Airport. (Flightradar24.com)

Virgin Australia’s latest Airbus A330-200 has landed in Singapore on its way back to Australia.

The aircraft, registration VH-XFJ, took off from Toulouse at 2355 local time on Monday as flight VA9948 and landed at Singapore Changi Airport at 1841 on Tuesday, according to flight tracking website flightradar24.com.

The Airbus A330-200 will be the sixth factory fresh example in Virgin’s fleet. The delivery flight was expected to end at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport.

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Virgin Australia's VH-XFJ at Singapore's Changi Airport (Flightradar24.com)
Virgin Australia’s VH-XFJ at Singapore’s Changi Airport (Flightradar24.com)

While Virgin’s other five Airbus widebodies currently ply the transcontinental route between Perth and Australia’s east coast capitals, there was speculation the airline would start international A330-200 services in the period ahead.

Virgin spokesperson Luke O’Donnell said on September 16 VH-XFJ would have an identical on-board product to Virgin’s five other A330s that have come from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, with 24 business class seats laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration and 255 economy seats in laid out 2-4-2 abreast.

At August’s full year results presentation, Virgin chief executive John Borghetti flagged a new premium product launch without going into details.

Virgin was due to make an announcement in Singapore on Wednesday.

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2 Comments

  • overload

    says:

    Lot of focus on this flight – Me thinks you know more than you speak…

  • Ben

    says:

    And….???? This is newsworthy?

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