Virgin Atlantic adds A350 New York JFK service from Sep 2019

Virgin Atlantic on Friday (05JUL19) opened reservation for its planned Airbus A350-1000XWB service, currently scheduled for London Heathrow – New York JFK route. From 10SEP19, the A350 operates 6 weekly flights, initially as VS153/138, switching to VS137/138 from 25SEP19.

Initially service operates 6 weekly. Additional A350-operating service will be filed in the next few weeks.

10SEP19 – 26OCT19 Day x4
27OCT19 – 28MAR20 Day x2 (Selected period sees service operates as Day x26 due to seasonal adjustment in 1Q20)

Following schedule effective 10SEP19 – 26OCT19.

VS153 LHR1330 – 1625JFK 351 x4 (until 24SEP19)
VS137 LHR1150 – 1450JFK 351 x4 (eff 25SEP19)
VS138 JFK1900 – 0720+1LHR 351 x4

Initially reported on Airlineroute in November 2018, when the airline briefly filed preliminary one-time schedule for Newark for a week, the airline's A350-1000XWB configuration is J44W56Y235.