UK long-haul specialist Virgin Atlantic will acquire 14 Airbus A330-900s, with an option for six more, in a move CEO Shai Weiss said will position the carrier for future growth. But for the airline to achieve its ambition of becoming the UK’s second flag-carrier, together with British Airways, changes to slot allocations will be needed at Virgin’s London Heathrow base, Weiss said. Announcing the order at the Paris Air Show, Weiss said that the new aircraft—to be delivered ...

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