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Airbus and Virgin ink $4.15bn deal for new A330s

By Caoimhe Toman

Date: Monday 17 Jun 2019

Airbus and Virgin ink $4.15bn deal for new A330s

(Sharecast News) - Airbus has clinched a deal valued at around $4.15bn at list prices to sell eight A330neo wide-body passenger jets to Virgin Atlantic with an option for six more.
The order was for the bigger A330-900 models said, the company announced, with Virgin Atlantic set to replace its Airbus A330-300s and -200s with the -900 version of the re-engined aircraft.

Speaking during a Paris air show briefing on Monday, Virgin Atlantic chief executive Shai Weiss said: "Return to growth is crucial and critical for us."

Weiss said that the order was a part of the airline's "biggest fleet transformation" ever, which included the expected delivery shortly of the carrier's first A350-1000 - the first of 12 such aircraft.

Deliveries would take place over the course of 2021-24.

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