UK long-haul specialist Virgin Atlantic plans to phase out its Airbus A340-300 fleet by the end of March. The final flight is scheduled as a Shanghai Pudong to London Heathrow service on March 29, although Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman Jo Foster said the precise date and route remains subject to operational exigencies. The carrier at one time had a fleet of 10 A340-300s, but this has now shrunk to two, in a three-class, 240-seat layout. It still has 13 newer A340-600s in its fleet. Some of the ...

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