Party in the sky

You probably know that I’m a big music fan. So it was especially fun to see our European launch customer for the 787-9, Virgin Atlantic, host a live musical gig on its inaugural Dreamliner flight from London to Atlanta.

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The bands Rudimental and Gorgon City jumped at the chance to perform on board Virgin Atlantic’s 787-9.

Titled #FlightDecks, UK bands Rudimental and Gorgon City preformed 35,000 feet above the Atlantic last week— all of it live streamed via Wi-Fi on Virgin’s newest addition to its fleet. Check out the fun in this video.

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen a happier group of passengers.

Flying from ‘old’ England to New England, Virgin began its first commercial revenue flights today with the 787-9 on its London Heathrow to Boston route, and will be operating the Dreamliner on six of the airline’s seven weekly services.

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A special livery on Virgin Atlantic’s 787-9.

Celebrating Virgin Atlantic’s 30th year, its new 787-9 is named ‘Birthday Girl’ and features a special livery. For the first time ever, the iconic Virgin Atlantic ‘Flying Lady’ is displayed face on - and she is carrying a celebratory champagne coupe. Go inside the airplane in this photo gallery from USA Today.

We’re now looking forward to delivering the next 15 787-9s Virgin currently has on order. Congratulations!

Comments (3)

Andrew Boydston (Boise, ID USA):

Congratulations goes to Virgin Atlantic. Not only do they have the best aircraft and most efficient, It will compliment its own customer centric efficient experiences when flying the 787-9 equipment. The on board party symbolises a turn for Mr. Branson, and his vision, as it will make travel a little friendlier when passengers are confronting anxious obsticles from the airport to a passenger's destination.

Well Done Boeing and Virgin Atlantic.

Dr Dorothy (WASHINGTON, VIRGINIA):

Congratulations to 787-9 Virgin Atlantic and Boeing !

Congratulations to Virgin Atlantic with total of 32 daily nonstop flights between UK and North America of which 24 flights will operate between London Heathrow and popular US destinations, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta and Washington and etc which contributed to the daily about 5,675 aircraft departed or arrived from UK airports included 847 from Gatwick and 1,041 from Heathrow !

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

Congrats to Boeing and Virgin Atlantic on the delivery of the new 787-9. I do like the red engine nacelles and purple spikes. The cabin looks comfortable for long flights.

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