Virgin said that “All trim and finishes, including the seat fabric with natural and soft Espresso leather, were selected by Virgin’s in house design team to underline the cabin’s distinctive Virgin Atlantic flair”.
Refurbishment of the remaining three A330-200s is expected to be complete by January, with the aircraft operating on Caribbean services from Gatwick, as well as “a number of US flights” from Manchester.
Commenting on the news Daniel Kerzner, Vice President of Customer Experience at Virgin Atlantic, said:
“I’m thrilled to see the first of our fully refurbished A330-200s arrive into our fleet and looking amazing. Initial response from our customers and our people has been fantastic.
“These planes were introduced to protect our flying programme with a commitment to bring them up to our high standards with our unique Virgin Atlantic flair.
“The speed at which we’ve been able to totally transform these aircraft is phenomenal, and is a true testament to our people and our passion to deliver a wow experience to our customers.”
Virgin has also released a timelapse video of the aircraft being refurbished and painted below.