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Suite Dreams for Manchester

Virgin Atlantic Airways announced today that all of its flights between Manchester and Orlando will now offer the award winning Upper Class Suite for its Upper Class passengers.  The aircraft also has an increased number of Premium Economy seats.  The aircraft will operate the Manchester - Orlando route, which has recently increased to a daily service. 

The Upper Class Suite consists of a reclining leather seat for take off, a place to sit and eat a meal opposite your partner, the longest fully flat bed in the world with a proper mattress for sleeping on, a private onboard bar to drink at with your friends and four limousines per return trip-all at a price thousands of pounds less than other airline’s First Class.

Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Atlantic, commented:

“We are very proud that our award-winning Upper Class Suite is now going to be enjoyed by our passengers that travel between Manchester and Orlando and also our passengers on our upcoming Manchester - Barbados route which launches later this year.

“The Upper Class Suite has been a winner with our passengers and has received rave reviews and prestigious awards for its innovation and style. 


“Since starting our operations in Manchester almost 9 years ago Virgin Atlantic has carried over 2.7m passengers.  In the future we are looking at expanding our operations to include more destinations in the Caribbean or even to other popular routes in America like Las Vegas - routes which have proved hugely popular with our leisure passengers at Gatwick.”

Justin Bell, Station Manager for Virgin Atlantic at Manchester Airport said,

“It has always been part of Virgin Atlantics ongoing commitment to Manchester to increase our operation, we have seen it grow from a summer season only operation to a 7 day a week , year round service. Also our airport and cabin crew staff have increased from 60 to almost triple this number.  We are delighted to have a new aircraft and to be able to offer our passengers the award winning Upper Class Suite.” 

Amanda Wills, Managing Director for Virgin Holidays commented,
“This is fantastic news for Virgin Holidays customers.  Orlando is
our number one holiday destination and our customer numbers in the North have grown hugely since the launch of this service 9 years ago. The new Upper Class suite is an amazing product and will make the perfect start to any of our holidaymakers.”