LONDON—Virgin Atlantic is expected to place an order for at least seven aircraft in the next five to nine months to replace its London Gatwick-based Boeing 747s. Speaking at the World Travel Market in London, Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger said he was happy with the performance of the Gatwick 747s, as their dense leisure configuration gives “very good unit costs.” However, he added that the seven aircraft, which have recently been refurbished, are due to come off lease ...

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