Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Virgin Atlantic has officially confirmed that it will be reducing capacity on some key routes for the IATA Winter/Summer 09-10 season due to low fore casted advance bookings and a weak worldwide economy. The main highlights are as follows:
ORD - all flights suspended for the winter season.
HKG - frequencies reduced from double daily i.e. daily A 346 + daily A 343 to daily A 346 only for the winter season.
LAX - frequencies reduced from double daily A 346s to daily A 346s for the winter season only.
IAD - in summer 2010, frequencies reduced from double daily A 343s to daily A 343s only. VS too confirmed that it is in talks with Airbus for an order up to 50 Airbus A 350s consisting of all 3 versions i.e. -800/-900/-1000Xs which if ordered is expected to replace its entire A 343 and A 346 fleet in the long run.