Virgin Atlantic Fleet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Details and Pictures

Virgin Atlantic Fleet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Details and Pictures. Currently Virgin Atlantic operates 17 wide-body aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

This innovative aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner joined the Virgin Atlantic fleet in October 2014.

The 787s (and A330s) represent a huge leap for Virgin Atlantic and whole industry in improving our carbon footprint.

Virgin Atlantic hugely proud of these ladies; Birthday Girl, Miss Chief, Dream Jeannie, Lucy in the Sky and Olivia-Rae to name a few.

This aircraft planned to replace the old Boeing 747-400.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-haul, widebody, twin-engine jetliner, which features light-weight construction.

The aircraft is 80% composite by volume; Boeing lists its materials by weight as 50% composite, 20% aluminum, 15% titanium, 10% steel, and 5% other.

Aluminum has been used throughout the wing and tail leading edges, titanium is predominantly present within the elements of the engines and fasteners, while various individual components are composed of steel.

Virgin Atlantic G VNEW Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner Birthday Girl arriving at Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic G VNEW Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner Birthday Girl arriving at Heathrow

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Data and Registration Number

Aircraft TypeRegDeliveredName
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VAHH30 Dec 2014Dream Girl
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VBEL13 Mar 2018Lady Freedom
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VBOW29 Mar 2017Pearly Queen
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VBZZ29 Mar 2016Queen Bee
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VCRU14 Sep 2015Olivia Rae
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VDIA24 Mar 2016Lucy in the Sky
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VFAN10 Jun 2016Pin Up Girl
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VMAP20 May 2016West End Girl
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VNEW9 Oct 2014Birthday Girl
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VNYL24 Apr 2018Penny Lane
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VOOH4 Feb 2015Miss Chief
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VOWS23 Dec 2015Maid Marian
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VSPY15 Dec 2015Miss Moneypenny
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VWHO30 Jun 2015Mystery Girl
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VWOO19 Jan 2018Leading Lady
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VYUM14 May 2015Ruby Murray
Boeing 787-9 DreamlinerG-VZIG9 Mar 2015Dream Jeannie

Virgin Atlantic Fleet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Cabin Interior Class Configuration and Seats Layout

The Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft features a three class configuration with 31 lie-flat bed Upper Class seats, 35 Premium Economy seats, and 198 standard Economy class seats.

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Virgin Atlantic charges extra for bulkhead and other seats which have more legroom.

These seats are referred to as Extra Legroom Seats.

Passengers should call Virgin Atlantic reservations as the seats may be already taken on the day of travel.

Exit row seats are also reserved for a fee.

The seat configuration in this Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Upper Class is a herringbone configuration, in 1-1-1 layout.

This means that the seats face away from the window.

All window seats faced into the middle, with the port seats facing a wall (i.e., the back of the middle column of seats).

These seats provided the most privacy and were best for single travelers.

The seats had a relatively small IFE screen compared to other products, a power outlet and USB socket. a small cocktail table and larger table for eating and working.

The seat only reclined partially in seat mode, and had to be flipped over to be made into a bed.

The 198 economy class seats on Virgin’s B787 are split across two cabins configured 3-3-3 (A-B-C, D-F-G, H-J-K).

The front cabin (rows 45 to 52) sits behind premium economy, separated by a bulkhead and curtains, with the second, larger cabin (rows 53 to 68) divided from the front one by washrooms.

The fabric-upholstered Recaro seat has a width of 18.9 inches, a six-inch recline and 31 inches of pitch.

It was comfortable and had an adjustable leather headrest, a nine-inch IFE touchscreen, a table that folded in half, and a magazine pouch.

There was also a coat hook, a USB port and in-seat power.

The entertainment system, called Vera, had a very good selection of about 80 movies along with plentiful TV, music and gaming options and a seat chat function.

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The aircraft was wifi enabled, with 40MB of data costing £4.99 or 150MB for £14.99.A blanket, pillow and headphones (not noise-cancelling) were provided.

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Virgin Atlantic

Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner Virgin Atlantic
Seat Map and Seating Chart Boeing 787 9 Dreamliner Virgin Atlantic

Business class consists of 31 flat bed seats that are located in 11 rows.

Most of them have 1-1-1 configuration.

All the seats of the business class are standard.

Only the seats 7A and 7K have no windows but close location of the bar may cause some discomfort for passengers of the seat 10G.

Premium Economy class has 35 recliner seats.

There are 5 rows here that have 2-3-2 configuration.

Passengers traveling with infants are often seated on the seats of the 21st row as these seats have bassinets position of which may cause discomfort.

Noise that is coming from the galleys and lavatories will also cause inconvenience to passengers of these seats.

Also these seats are narrower than standard and have no floor storage during take-off and landing.

Economy class may transport 198 passengers.

Position of the bassinets may restrict legroom of the seats of the 45th row.

As the tray tables are built-in the armrests the width of these seats is reduced a little.

Lack of floor storage during take-off and landing is another disadvantage of these seats.

To reserve the seats 47ABC and 47HJK an extra fee should be paid.

These seats offer extra legroom to passengers.

Proximity of the lavatories may represent a problem to passengers of the seats 51ABC, 51D, 51G , 51HJK and 52DFG.

Behind the exit row the second section of economy class seats is located.

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Most of them have 3-3-3 configuration.

Thanks to the exit row located in front passengers of the seats of the 53rd row will feel comfortable as they offer extra legroom.

Other passengers tend to congregate in this area while waiting to use lavatories and thus causing discomfort to passengers of these seats.

Tray tables are in the armrests making them immovable and reducing the width of the seats.

These seats have no floor storage during take-off and landing.

The seats 53A and 53K have misaligned windows.

The seats 53DFG are reserved for passengers with babies as these seats have bassinets.

The main disadvantage of the seats 64A and 64K are misaligned windows.

Close location of the galleys may be bothersome for passengers of the seats 66ABC, 66HJK, 67D, 67G and 68DFG.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Inflight Amenities and On-Board Services Information

  • Audio. A variety of audio entertainment is available via Virgin Atlantic’s Vera Touch 2 system. 
  • Video. Audio Visual on Demand is available with a variety of movie and television programmes; children’s channels and video games via Virgin Atlantic’s Vera Touch 2 system. 
  • AC Power. An AC power port is available at all seats on this aircraft.
  • Internet. Virgin Atlantic provides different Wi-Fi packages for purchase. More information
  • Food. Virgin Atlantic offers complimentary meal and bar service aboard all its flights.

Virgin Atlantic Aircraft Fleet Wide-Body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Images Gallery

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