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Virgin Atlantic just revealed the second destination to get the airline’s brand new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft: Los Angeles.

The first of 12 new aircraft arrived in London this weekend ahead of its first revenue flight to New York in September. By the end of the year, the plan is to have taken delivery of a total of four swanky new A350s, complete with a long-awaited refresh of Virgin’s Upper Class product — the Upper Class Suite.

Virgin also announced this week that there will be up to four daily A350 flights on the coveted London (LHR) to New York (JFK) route.

Related: Delta, Virgin Atlantic Plan New London Gatwick Flights In UK Schedule Update

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Virgin Atlantic’s new Upper Class business class seat (Image by Nicky Kelvin/The Points Guy)

 

The airline appears to have a focus on the USA for the deployment of its A350s, perhaps as these routes are where there is most competition with British Airways. We will have reviews of the new biz-class suite as soon as it enters service; for now, we have a comparison of Virgin’s new product versus the new biz class rolled out by British Airways, based on what we we know at this point.

In a press release, the only clue as to the initial start date of the Los Angeles (LAX) route was given as “next year”, so we will have to sit tight for more information.

Featured image courtesy of Virgin Atlantic

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