Virgin Atlantic as part of its GBP 100 million investment has unveiled its redesigned Upper Class Cabin on the new A330 aircraft. The A330 will make its maiden flight from London to Delhi on July 11. According to a release by the airline, the cabin has the longest bed in business class, a 2.7 meters long on board bar, a touch screen entertainment system, mood lighting and in plane mobile and GPRS connectivity.
The Upper Class Cabin, which took four and a half years to design and build, will also feature the new Upper Class Suite bed. Each espresso leather seat has a touch screen entertainment system JAM loaded with the Hollywood and Bollywood entertainment, and has a new technology hub that allows passengers to connect their smart phone.
The cabin can accommodate eight people. The new A330 aircraft has the AeroMobile system installed to allow passengers in the cabin to make and receive calls, and send texts from their mobile phones. Steve Ridgway, CEO of Virgin Atlantic, said, “The sheer innovation that runs through this pioneering product again showcases our ambition to be the leaders of the aviation industry for customer experience. We can’t wait to welcome our customers from Delhi on board in July. Having witnessed more than 15 percent growth in business class last year out of Delhi, I am confident the new business class cabin will help us attract even more customers.”