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Miami International Airport is getting three new services from Europe today. October 25th 2015 sees British Airways upgraded A380 service arrive at the airport, Virgin Atlantic‘s second daily Miami service, and a brand new connection from Turkish Airlines. The new services mark an expansion to Europe with a large expansion of seats to pick from.

British Airways


BA209, the latter of the two daily flights from the carrier, has been up-gauged to an A380 from the 747 that originally flew the route. The latest A380 route for BA means extra passenger comfort in all cabins, including 14 First Class seats, 97 Club World business class seats, 55 World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) seats and 303 World Traveller economy  seats.


The A380 features the very latest seats, including the refreshed First Class cabin (although not the newest 787-9 First Class cabin just announced) The early morning light is still flown by a 747.

Virgin Atlantic

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Virgin Atlantic also announces the second of its flights from London to Miami, the VS117 departing London just 20 minutes after their counterpart, at 9:30am. Virgin have opted to put one of their newer 3 class A330s on the route, featuring 33 Upper Class (Premium Business Class) seats, 48 Premium Economy seats and 185 Economy seats.


Virgin’s A330 includes an inflight bar, designed by VW+BS which will be perfect for passengers wanting to get the party started early.

Turkish Airlines


Turkish Airlines has also started their inaugural flight today to Miami, utilising a daily 777-300ER service. The TK77 flight leaves Istanbul at 14:30, and the 13 hour trip has the flight landing in the early evening. Turkish Airlines has opted to use it’s smaller business class cabin 777, offering 28 Business class seats across 4 rows (in a 2 x 3 x 2 configuration) as well as 63 Economy Comfort (Premium Economy) seats, and 246 economy class seats.


It’s not the first time Turkish has flown to Miami, they were flying there until 2001, when the carrier ceased operations. This third addition to Miami means that Florida’s business hub is now even better served from Europe and its onward connections.

Turkish with it’s Star Alliance, Virgin with it’s Delta affiliation and British Airways and American Airlines being OneWorld partners, now means passengers wanting to connect on to Latin America, or the US have a variety of carriers to pick from. Let’s also not forget the domestic launch from Frontier too with their new direct flights from Las Vegas to Miami too, also launching today.

Posted by:Jonny Clark

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