Virgin has created another world-first with the introduction of the technology required to produce the worlds first glass-bottomed plane. This technological innovation coincides with the start of Virgin Atlantic Airways first ever domestic service to Scotland. The new aircraft will offer every passenger the chance of a bird’s eye view with an extra special opportunity to look down on the beautiful scenery of Great Britain as they fly.
The service will be open for bookings shortly and if it proves popular there are plans to explore options for adding a glass-bottomed plane on routes to long-haul travel destinations too.
The aircraft will look identical to the standard Airbus A320 that is currently being used on Little Red’s domestic routes, but will have a clear strip made from aviation-standard glass in place of the traditional aisle. This ensures the aisle in the plane’s underbelly is completely see through, allowing passengers to look down directly as the plane makes its journey through the sky.
Cabin crew will also be specially trained to assist with any fliers who may be nervous traveling on the innovative aircraft. As an alternative, those anxious fliers are urged to book onto the two other daily flights from Heathrow to Aberdeen running as part of Little Red’s scheduled timetable.