23 Jun 2009

Aircraft order placed by Virgin Atlantic

12:51 pm on 23 June 2009

Virgin Atlantic has placed a $US2.1 billion order for 10 jets from Airbus.

The airline says the new planes will be 10% more fuel efficient than its existing jets.

Virgin founder and chairman Richard Branson says the recession will prompt other airlines to follow Virgin's lead and scrap their most expensive fares.