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Virgin Atlantic just revealed the second destination to get the airline’s brand new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft: Los Angeles (LAX).

The first of its 12 aircraft arrived in London this weekend ahead of its first revenue flight to New York in September. By the end of the year, the plan is to have taken delivery of a total of four swanky new A350 aircraft, complete with a long-awaited refresh of Virgin’s Upper Class product — the Upper Class Suite.

Virgin also announced this week that there will be up to four daily A350 flights on the coveted London (LHR) to New York (JFK) route, and you can see the current planned scheduling here.

The airline appears to have a focus on the USA for the deployment of its A350s, perhaps as these routes are where there is most competition with British Airways.

In a press release, the only clue as to the initial start date of the route was given as ‘next year’, so we will have to sit tight for more information.

Featured image courtesy Tom Dalt/Virgin Atlantic

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