Take a closer look at the Virgin fleet
Together with our partner airline Virgin Australia, we operate a diverse fleet of aircraft ranging from our giant Boeing 747s to our innovative Boeing 787s, combining to create one of the youngest fleets in the sky.
When our 787s joined the fleet in October 2014, it represented a huge leap for us, both as an airline and our whole industry in improving our carbon footprint. This aircraft has now become an iconic part of the Virgin fleet.
The A340-600 entered into service with Virgin Atlantic as their launch customer in July 2002. The 600 series is 75.3 metres making it the longest civil aircraft produced.
The A330-300 joined the Virgin fleet in April 2011. This aircraft is the largest member of the twin engine A330 family and has a wingspan of 60.3 metres, with an overall length of 63.69 metres.
The B747-400 aircraft consumes up to 13% less fuel than previous versions and engine noise levels are half that of the original 747's in the 1970s.
The B777-300 aircraft makes better use of fuel, meaning lower emissions thanks to a new wing, more efficient engines and a lighter structure.
The first of our new A330-200s, Honkytonk Woman and Daydream Believer took to the skies in March.
Virgin Australia have a number of these aircraft within their fleet, and use them to fly our cargo between Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne.
Look out for our A350 aircraft, which will be joining the fleet soon!