Airline News: Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, and Starlux Airlines

Virgin Atlantic to launch flights from London Heathrow to Las Vegas, British Airways unveils new Aberdeen lounge, and more.

Photo: Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic to start flights from London Heathrow to Las Vegas

Come March 31, 2019, Virgin Atlantic will launch flights from London Heathrow to Las Vegas. The airline will also shift the flight it currently operates from London Gatwick to its Terminal 3 Heathrow hub. The new flight will be operated by a B787-9 aircraft, which comes with 31 upper class seats, 35 premium seats, and 192 economy seats.

More information here.

Photo: British Airways

British Airways unveils new Aberdeen lounge

Following the closure of its previous lounge, British Airways has unveiled its new Aberdeen lounge as part of a redevelopment at the airport. Passengers can expect quick access to food, drink, and toilets in the new lounge; as well as zones for longer stays, which boast seats overlooking the runway. Decorated with local art pieces, the lounge also features a granite topped bar.

More information here.

Photo: Starlux Airlines

Starlux Airlines set to launch in 2020

Starlux Airlines, a Taiwan-based startup that positions itself as an airline offering “best-in-class luxury travel”, plans to launch its services in 2020. Having received its official business registration certificate from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the airline now needs to pass an evaluation by the Civil Aeronautics Administration to acquire its Air Operator Certificate, so as to start operations. Initially, the carrier looks set to run a fleet of 10 leased Airbus A321neo aircraft, with routes between Taipei and destinations in southeast and northeast Asia.

More information here.

Share this Article

Related Posts

Virgin Atlantic is Joining SkyTeam

Flying Club Silver and Gold members will receive a raft of Elite and Elite Plus member benefits unde...

British Airways Luxury Sale: First and Business-class Flights at a Steal

Happening from now until March 17, 2020, the sale spans destinations across Europe and the U.K, Nort...

BA Banned from Flying to Hong Kong Until Christmas Day

Authorities suspended inbound British Airways flights after four passengers tested positive for Covi...

British Airways Upgrades 777s with Club Suite

The U.K. flag carrier aims to complete the refurbishment of 59 Heathrow-based aircraft by the end of...

Virgin Atlantic Axes Hong Kong Flights

Richard Branson’s airline is closing its local office and leaving the city after nearly 30 years o...

Could This Be the World’s Most Sustainable Airline Amenity Kit?

With items such as a compostable bamboo toothbrush and a paper pen, presented in a waterproof and re...