Virgin Atlantic, a trading name of Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited, is a British airline with its head office in Crawley, United Kingdom. The airline was established in 1984 as British Atlantic Airways. It operates to destinations in North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East and Asia from its main bases at London Heathrow and London Gatwick and its secondary base at Manchester. The airline also operates flights from Glasgow and seasonal flights from Belfast. The airline along with Virgin Holidays is controlled by a holding company, Virgin Atlantic Limited, which is 51% owned by the Virgin Group and 49% by Delta Air Lines. It is administratively separate from other Virgin-branded airlines.
Virgin Atlantic uses a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft , with a fleet size of 40 & 11 carriers in the order phase, it currently meets the demand and is looking a expansion firmly. Boeing 747-400s and Airbus A330-300s are used on selected routes from Gatwick, Glasgow, and Manchester, with the A330 being used on other flights as well. Boeing 747s, Airbus A340s and Airbus A330s are used interchangeably on all routes from Heathrow.
Virgin Atlantic covers in the region of 35 destinations around the world including Middle East and more specifically Dubai as well as Asia, Africa, Europe and America.
Select from 3 classes, Economy, Premium economy and upper class. A wide variety of in flights entertainment is available as well as inflight shopping with onboard shopping cart and entertainment option with select movies, TV shows & music to select from. There is also inflight connectivity which allows for Passengers to stay in touch with their families on the ground.