Virgin Atlantic Airways is a British airline established in 1984. It is part-owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Singapore Airlines. Headquartered near London Gatwick airport ‘The Office’ is located in Crawley, West Sussex.
Virgin Atlantic Airways better known as Virgin Atlantic, fly to 35 destinations worldwide, transporting an estimated 6 million passengers per year. London Gatwick, Manchester and London Heathrow airports are the main transport hubs providing routes from the United Kingdom to Australia, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean. Seasonal long-haul flights operate from Glasgow International airport. With routes to 10 destinations in the United States and direct flights to Japan, India and Dubai, Virgin Atlantic Airways is a major airline for international travel.
Using a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft and set across two levels, Virgin Atlantic flights offer luxurious features including video consoles and lumbar support seating. There’s even a cocktail bar for Upper Class passengers in the Upper Class Suite.
Passengers can check in using three options; self service kiosk, online or at the standard welcome desk. All Virgin Atlantic passengers must arrive at the airport at least 2.5 hours before the flight .
Baggage limitations decrease by class. Economy passengers can take one piece of hand luggage up to 6kg and one bag weighing up to 23kg for check-in, whilst Premium Economy passengers may check in two bags at 23kg each. For the Upper Class Suite passengers two pieces of hand luggage and up to three check-in bags at 32kg each are permitted.
Virgin Atlantic Airways offer 3 cabin areas; Economy, Premium Economy and the Upper Class Suite. Economy offers a seat pitch of 31 inches; Premium Economy is 38 inches, with designated bed space available in the Upper Class Suite.
Frequent Flyer Programme
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Winner of numerous accolades including two global travel awards, Virgin Atlantic Airways is one of the United Kingdom’s most trusted airlines. Virgin claims to provide the industry’s longest fully-flat bed and offers a stylish bar in the Upper Class Suite, making a Virgin Atlantic flight a luxurious way to travel.