Virgin Atlantic Unveils Plans for Business Class-Only Airline

Virgin Atlantic Airways is planning to start a transatlantic business class-only airline within the next 12 to 18 months, a spokesman for the long-haul carrier said Monday, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The carrier would likely offer services between Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich, Milan and Frankfurt to New York and other U.S. cities, the spokesman told the Wall Street Journal in a telephone interview, adding it would also possibly fly from London to New York. Virgin Atlantic's business class carrier will be competing the likes of Silverjet and Eos, with its aircraft order to stock its fleet valued at up to $700 million, the paper noted.

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