Glasgow, UK. 25 August 2019. Pictured: (foreground) Virgin Atlantic's brand new flagship long haul aircraft, Airbus A350-1000 (reg G-VLUX) nicknamed Red Velvet which has the altar curved slender looking wingtips; (background), Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 reg G-VROM nicknamed Barbarella is one of the long haul wide die body aircraft in Virgin's leisure fleet. Normally covering London Gatwick, this aircraft serves Glasgow 3 times per week. Credit: Colin Fisher/Alamy Live News.
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Dimensions:8200 x 12320 px | 69.4 x 104.3 cm | 27.3 x 41.1 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:25 August 2019
Location:Glasgow International Airport, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, UK
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Since last week from today(8 May 2020) British Airways axed around 12,000 staff in a bid to stay afloat and Virgin Atlantic announced they have axed over 3,150 staff and closing operations at their London Gatwick base. The industry is in meltdown. Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350-1000 aircraft seen at Glasgow International Airport for pilot training. Virgin's brand new jumbo jet boasts an amazing new 'loft' social space with sofas in business class, and aptly adorned by the registration G-VLUX. The entire aircraft will also have access to high-speed Wi-Fi. Virgin Atlantic has ordered a total of 12 Airbus A350-1000s. They are all scheduled to join the fleet by 2021 in an order worth an estimated $4.4 billion (£3.36 billion). The aircraft also promises to be up to 30% more fuel efficient too, saving on CO2 emissions and being better for the environment plus being a quieter aircraft for passengers and people on the ground.