Flying on one of Virgin Atlantic’s new A350s will be like eating a slice of red velvet cake – a delicious treat that’ll leave you both satisfying & dreaming of your next bite.

Well, that’s if these first-look images of the A350 cabins are anything to go by.

Virgin Atlantic released some early renderings of its long-awaited A350-1000 this week, giving flyers a good taste of the Red Velvet, which is what the airline has chosen to name its first aircraft.

When the plane takes off later this year, it’ll do so with an Upper Class cabin where guests will find a whole new suite and a larger social space.


Upper Class suites will all be window-facing.

The new suites are laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration and were designed to be all window-facing as well as all aisle-accessible. Privacy screens can be deployed for those who want a quiet flying experience and the transition from upright seat to bed is seamless.

Passengers booking the Upper Class cabin will also have access to the airline’s largest ever in-flight entertainment screens fitted with intuitive new systems that can be controlled by a customers’ own personal device.

Premium Cabin will have a seven-inch recline.

Also in the Upper Class cabin is The Loft, the carrier’s largest onboard social space that’s designed for customers to gather, chat and drink from a wide selection of cocktails and wines.

Other features of the A350 include a seven-inch recline for Premium Cabin guests along with increased space for storage and four-way adjustable headrests.


Economy seats will be fitted with luxurious fabric.

Economy seats will be upgraded to new luxurious fabrics and will be fitted with adjustable headrests.

The first A350 will take to the skies in August, as it flies from London Heathrow to New York JFK, followed by other services to JFK later in the year. Virgin Atlantic has ordered a total of 12 on order.


Loving the sound of the Red Velvet seats?