Virgin Atlantic Fleet Airbus A340-600 Details and Pictures. On current fleet, there’s 6 wide-body aircraft Airbus A340-600 on Virgin Atlantic fleet.
Virgin Atlantic were the first airline to introduce the Airbus A340-600, and at 75.3 metres it’s one of the longest civil aircraft made.
You could find yourself flying on Surfer Girl, Scarlet Lady, Bubbles, Lady Luck, Emmeline Heaney, Lady Bird or Dancing Queen.
In terms of range, the A340-600 offers unmatched operational flexibility on non-stop flights over remote areas such as oceans and mountain ranges, allowing for operations that are not subject to ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) regulations.
This enables airlines to fly more direct routes – even long distances over water or on segments far from airports – saving travel time and cutting fuel consumption.
Airbus A340-600 Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number
|Airbus A340-642||G-VFIT||24 May 2006||Dancing Queen|
|Airbus A340-642||G-VNAP||24 Feb 2005||Sleeping Beauty Rejuvenated|
|Airbus A340-642||G-VRED||19 Oct 2006||Scarlet Lady|
|Airbus A340-642||G-VWEB||20 Dec 2006||Surfer Girl|
|Airbus A340-642||G-VWIN||28 Feb 2006||Lady Luck|
|Airbus A340-642||G-VYOU||23 Aug 2006||Emmeline Heaney|
Virgin Atlantic Fleet Airbus A340-600 Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout
The Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 aircraft is configured in three classes, including Upper Class, Premium Economy and Economy.
Virgin charges extra for bulkhead, exit row, and other seats which have more legroom.
These seats are referred to as Extra Legroom Seats.
This three-class A340-600 is configured with economy seats in a 2-4-2 (A-C, D-E-F-G, H-K) layout, premium economy in a 2-3-2 (A-C, D-E-F, H-K) configuration, and business aligned 1-1-1 (A, D, K).
The Upper Class cabin on the A340-600 is large, with 45 herringbone seats across 16 rows between doors 1 and 2.
It was quickly apparent that the 1-1-1 configuration felt much less cramped than the A330 cabin.
The flight was maybe half full in Upper Class.
Premium economy occupies rows 18-23 and each seat has individual nine-inch screens and audio-video on-demand (AVOD) entertainment, as well as tray tables that slide out of the armrests, bottles of water, purple leather upholstery, blankets, and amenity kits containing socks, toothbrushes and paste, eyemasks and biros.
Bulkhead seats A-C and H-K in row 18 offer more legroom so are preferable for those who are taller.
Don’t choose seats A-C or H-K in row 22 or seats D-E-F in row 23 as they are directly in front of economy class and the washrooms so you may suffer from disturbance.
They also have limited recline.
Middle seats E are also best avoided as you don’t have direct aisle access or a view out of a window.
Economy class is spread across two sections on this A340-600 (rows 31-46 and 51-65) and seating is configured 2-4-2 (A-C, D-E-F-G, H-K), which is great if you are in either of the pairs but not so good if you are in one of the middle E-F seats as they feel very claustrophobic.
Seats A-C and H-K are upholstered in grey fabric and have red seatbelts, while middle seats D-E-F-G have red fabric and red seatbelts.
There are individual nine-inch seat-back in-flight entertainment (IFE) screens and remotes in the armrest or in the back of the seat underneath the screen (as with seats D-E-F-G).
The cabin was clean and smart with chrome handles on the overhead bins and air conditioning vents.
Virgin’s economy seats on this aircraft have a pitch of up to 31 inches/79cm, a width of 19 inches/48cm (1.5 inches/4cm more than on its B747s and A340-300s), a recline of six inches/15cm (one inch/2.5cm more than on its other planes) and audio-video on-demand entertainment systems with a good selection of movies.
Middle seats D-E-F-G in row 43 are behind a bulkhead so have tray tables and IFE screens that come out of the arm instead of the seat in front, as do those in exit rows 31 and 51.
Passengers wanting extra legroom will have to pay for it upon checking in at the airport – those seats with an increased pitch of three inches cost from £30, and in exit rows from £50.
Avoid sitting in E-F seats as they offer no direct aisle access and can make you feel claustrophobic.
Those sitting in rows 44-46 and 64-65 may suffer some disturbance from people queuing for the adjacent washrooms.
If you want a decent view out of the window, avoid seats A/K in rows 31-38 as they are over the wing.
Seat Map and Seating Chart Airbus A340-600 Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 are made up of 45 Upper Class seats, 38 Premium and 233 Economy seats, all featuring touch screen entertainment.
Upper Class seats are situated at the front of the aircraft.
Row A is on the left hand side, Row’s D and G in the centre and Row K on the right hand side, all seats have direct access to the aisle.
Row A is on the left of the aircraft, with seat numbers 2 to 17.
Row D is in the centre at the front of the aircraft with seat numbers 1 to 7.
Row G continues behind Row D, Seat 7 in the centre with seat numbers 8 to 16.
An infant cot can be accommodated in front of Row G, seat number 8.
Row K is situated on the right hand side of the aircraft with seat numbers 2 to 17.
A WC and galley kitchen are located on the right hand side of the aircraft in front of seat 2K.
There are further WC facilities at the rear of the cabin behind seats 17A on the left, and behind 17K on the right.
The bar is situated at the rear of the cabin in the centre, behind seat 16G.
Premium seats are situated towards the middle of the aircraft, from row 18 to 23.
Seats are configured with 2 seats on the left hand side with seat A next to the window and C next to the left hand aisle, seats D, F and G are located in the centre with seat D having access to the left hand aisle and seat G has access to the right hand aisle.
There are 2 seats on the right hand side, with seat K being next to the window, and seat H having access to the right hand aisle.
Row 23 only features seats D, F and G in the centre of the aircraft.
Infant cots can be accommodated in front of seats 18A and 18C, 18H and 18K.
WC’s are located at the rear of the cabin on the left and right behind row 23.
Economy seats have row numbers 31 to 65.
Rows 31 to 43 and rows 51 to 60 are configured with 2 seats on the left hand side – seat A which is next to the window and C which is next to the left hand aisle.
4 seats in the centre – seats D, E, F and G – seat D is next to the left hand aisle and seat G has access to the right hand aisle.
2 seats on the right hand side – seats H which is next to the window and seat K which is next to the right hand aisle.
Please note that row 42 does not include the central seats – D, E, F and G.
Row 44 only features seats D, E, F and G and seats H and K.
Rows 45 and 46 only feature seats D, E, F and G.
Rows 61 to 64 are configured with seats A and C on the left hand side, seats D, F and G in the centre and seats H and K on the right.
Row 65 only features seats D, F and G.
Infant cots can be accommodated in front of row 31 and row 51 – seats 31D, 31G, 51D and 51G.
WC’s can be accessed in front of the cabin on the left and right.
An accessible WC is situated on the left hand side of the aircraft behind row 43 and adjacent to seats 44D and 45D.
A WC is also situated on the right of the aircraft adjacent to seat 46G.
WC’s can also be found at the rear of the cabin on the left and right.
Extra leg room seats
The following seats include extra leg room:
33D, 33E, 33F, 33G, 33H, 33K, 34D, 34E, 34F, 34G, 34H, 34K, 35H, 35K, 36H, 36K, 53A, 53C, 53H, 53K, 54A, 54C, 54H, 54K
Airbus A340-600 Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information
- Audio. This aircraft features the V:Port system which provides 14 channels and 45 CDs of Audio on Demand.
- Video. Audio Visual on Demand is available with a variety of movie and television programmes; children’s channels and video games. The system aboard this aircraft is Virgin’s V:Port system.
- DC Power. Empower ports are available at all Upper Class and Premium Economy seats. You will need an adaptor to use these ports. There is no power in Economy.
- Internet. Virgin Atlantic provides different Wi-Fi packages for purchase. More information
- Food. Full service meals, snacks, and beverages are available during flight.
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