by Chris Kjelgaard on November 2, 2011

Virgin Atlantic Airways began operating the Airbus A330-300 on April 2, 2011. The UK-based airline ordered 10 A330-300s, all to be delivered by 2013, to bolster its fleet following long delivery delays to the fleet of Boeing 787s which Virgin Atlantic had ordered. Virgin Atlantic named its first A330 'Beauty Queen' and the aircraft is shown here taking off