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Virgin Atlantic is the UK's second long-haul carrier behind British Airways. The carrier was hit badly by the COVID-19 pandemic but has mounted a remarkable recovery.

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Airline Type:
Full Service Carrier
Year Founded:
Shai Weiss
United Kingdom
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latest Virgin Atlantic Articles

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Why Virgin Atlantic Flew A Vickers Viscount To A Small Dutch City

Did you know about this short-lived service?

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Virgin Atlantic Pilots Mull Over Strike Action Due To Fatigue

The union representing the airline’s pilots said it would only allow “industrial action as a last resort.”

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ITA Airways Award Tickets Now Available With Virgin Atlantic Points

Flying Club members finally have access to low surcharge redemptions across the Atlantic!

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What If Virgin Atlantic Had Operated The Concorde?

In recent years, it seems the Virgin Group is moving away from supersonic travel.

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Virgin Atlantic Completes Key Test Ahead Of SAF-Powered Transatlantic Flight

The ground-breaking journey will take place in November this year.

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The Most Notable New Airline Routes This Week

Routes go to the heart of airlines and airports, and I celebrate them in my weekly newsletter.

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Where Virgin Atlantic Is Flying Its Airbus A330 Neos

The four aircraft are being deployed on four US routes.

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How Many Guaranteed Award Seats Does Virgin Atlantic Have On Each Flight?

Booking in advance will guarantee a few seats in each cabin on all routes!

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A Brief Guide To North American & European Baggage Allowances

Luggage allowances and fees for a small sampling of full-service and low-cost airlines.

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Which Airlines Only Operate Widebody Aircraft?

A small (and ever-decreasing) number of airlines only operate widebody aircraft - which carriers currently fall into this category?

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Virgin Atlantic Adds More Restrictions To London Heathrow Clubhouse Entry

Delta and SkyTeam frequent flyers in economy will be offered another lounge in Terminal 3 instead.

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Virgin Atlantic Points Booster: What You Need To Know

Should you be boosting your points before or after your next Virgin Atlantic flight?

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On This Day In 1984 Virgin Atlantic Operated Its First Flight

It is 39 years since 'Maiden Voyager' operated the airline's inaugural revenue service from London to New York.

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Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club: The Simple Flying Guide

Here's all you need to know about the newest SkyTeam member's loyalty program.

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Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club: The Hidden Perks

From quick elite status to great redemptions, the Flying Club has plenty of perks.

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Why Virgin Atlantic Chose Bengaluru As Its Third Indian Destination

The airline will commence flights in the summer of 2024.

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The Different Tiers Of The Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club is the only program that allows you earn status even through award bookings!

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Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club: How To Spend Points

Virgin has some of the lowest point redemptions in the sky, making them a favorite for many!

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Virgin Atlantic Adds 250,000 Seats Including Brazil, Bengaluru & Dubai

As the airline expands with the arrival of new aircraft and crew, it's expanding its reach across the globe.

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