Wednesday, November 01, 2006

World's longest jet to fly in Indian skies

Britain's second-largest long haul airline Virgin Atlantic Airways Tuesday announced the arrival of its maiden Airbus A340-600 flight - the world's longest commercial plane - into India.The A340-600 will operate on the Delhi-London sector.
'The A340-600 offers almost 30 percent more seats onboard compared to Virgin Atlantic's current aircraft. The return fares to London start at just Rs.20,000,' said Joe Thompson, country manager, Virgin Atlantic.
Virgin Atlantic is the only airline operating the A340-600 in India. At 247-ft (75.3m) long, the A340-600 is longer than any other commercial plane. The aircraft is part of a $4.7 billion order for 25 aircraft, fitted with Rolls Royce Trent 500 engine series. Virgin Atlantic currently operates 14 flights every week between India and Britain, with daily services to London from Delhi and Mumbai.
31/10/06 Indo Asian News Service/India PRwire (Press Release)
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