Beginning in March, couples crossing the Atlantic on board Virgin Atlantic’s recently acquired planes will be able to enjoy each other’s company in one of the new ‘Love Suites’ in the upper class cabin.
The airline, founded by billionaire Richard Branson, announced on Monday that the four refurbished Airbus A3300-200 jets will come equipped with three new types of seating arraignments: Love Suites, Solo Freedom Suites and Solo Corner Suites.
The Love Suite, designed with couples and small groups of travelers in mind, is located in the center of the upper class cabin. There are three Loves Suites on each plane, accommodating up to six passengers total.
All aboard the ‘love’ plane: Virgin Atlantic’s four planes that were recently acquired from Air Berlin will feature ‘love suites’ designed for couples in mind (pictured on Air Berlin plane)
Special accommodations: The Love and two kinds of Solo Suites are located in the center of the upper class cabin on board Airbus A3300-200 jets
According to the air carrier, the Love Suite is ideal for dining, watching movies or catching up on work in-flight with your travel companion.
The Solo Corner Suite promises ‘a little privacy with a great view’ for passengers traveling alone, while the Freedom Solo Suit is billed as the ideal accommodation for a single traveler who wishes to ‘unwind and stretch out’ while having easy aisle access.
The Love and Solo Suites will include free Wi-fi messenger and a barista-style coffee menu. All 19 of the upper class seats turn into lie-flat beds.
What’s in a name? The 287-seater Airbus A330 planes will be christened Strawberry Fields, Honky Tonk Woman, Scarlett O’Hara and Daydream Believer (pictured above)
Comfort in flight: All 19 of the upper class seats turn into lie-flat beds (pictured)
The 287-seater Airbus A330 planes, which Virgin has purchased from Air Berlin and overhauled, will be christened Strawberry Fields, Honky Tonk Woman, Scarlett O’Hara and Daydream Believer.
Beside the upper class cabin, the aircraft will feature 46 extra leg room economy seats and 222 economy seats.
The four revamped jets, painted Virgin’s signature red-and-white, will initially be put to work on flights from Manchester, UK, to New York City, Boston, San Francisco and Barbados.