The wait is over! After what felt like ages, British airlines Virgin Atlantic has finally revealed its new upper-class business class suites inside the carrier’s brand new A350s. The renovation is part of the airline’s latest shift from the Boeing 747-400 jumbos to a fleet of 12 Airbus A350-1000 jets – few of which it has leased from ALC.
So what will Virgin Atlantic’s new business class look like? For starters, the cabins will be affixed with suite-style fixtures wherein each seat has its own sliding door to afford the much-needed privacy to travelers. The novel seats boast of a contemporary look and are strategically angled outward toward the windows. In total, the cabins will accommodate 11 rows of four seats, with each seat being 20 inches wide and featuring 44 inches of pitch, and an option to recline to an 82-inch fully lie-flat bed. Other features include a comfy deep mattress pad, a soft duvet, and a thick pillow. Guests will also be able to enjoy their own 18.5-inch HD in-flight entertainment screen as well as personalized LED mood lighting.
As for the color scheme, the cabins are painted in a palette of claret-colored purple, coral pink and creamy white, an ode to Virgin Atlantic’s signature style. The upgraded upper class will also house a renewed in-flight bar called the “The Loft.” There will also be a standing workspace for up to two passengers in the upgraded class. The Airline is expected to roll out its new flights in the second half of the year.