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Virgin Atlantic launches new service between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv

Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce it will be launching flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv, Israel with the first flight taking place on 25 September 2019.

Posted Sunday 10 February 2019

Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and Cyrus confirm offer for Flybe

The Boards of Flybe and Connect Airways, a company bringing together Virgin Atlantic Limited, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital, are pleased to announce that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer for Flybe.

Posted Friday 11 January 2019

Virgin Atlantic launches world first NoLo onboard drinks menu

Virgin Atlantic is launching the world’s first no and low alcohol cocktail menu at 35,000 feet.

Launched in January 2019, the No Lo menu has been designed in partnership with Seedlip, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits and Regal Rogue, the Australian quaffing vermouth and is available across in Economy, Premium and Upper Class cabins.

Posted Thursday 10 January 2019

Flybe - Statement 2 - 19 December 2018

Following our statement on 23 November 2018, Virgin Atlantic confirms that we continue to review our options in respect of Flybe, including potentially making an offer for Flybe. Discussions with Flybe and its management are continuing. Virgin Atlantic emphasises there can be no certainty that any offer will be made nor as to the terms upon which any offer may be made.

Posted Wednesday 19 December 2018

Flybe - Statement 1 - 23 November 2018

Virgin Atlantic notes the recent media speculation related to Flybe. Virgin Atlantic has a trading and codeshare relationship and confirms that it is reviewing its options in respect of Flybe, which range from enhanced commercial arrangements to a possible offer for Flybe. Virgin Atlantic emphasises that there can be no certainty that an offer will be made nor as to the terms of any offer.

Posted Tuesday 18 December 2018

Virgin Atlantic and Aeromexico announce new codeshare partnership

The new codeshare deal opens up a variety of Mexican destinations to UK travellers including Mexico City, Cancun and Guadalajara

Posted Wednesday 19 December 2018

Red blazers are out and festive jumpers are in at Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic is bringing the magic of Christmas to 35,000 feet by introducing its very own Christmas jumper for the festive period. 


Posted Thursday 20 December 2018

easyJet extends ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ to new connections airline partner Virgin Atlantic

easyJet, Europe's leading airline, has today announced that it has signed up Virgin Atlantic as a new airline partner to its unique connections service  ‘Worldwide by easyJet’.

Posted Tuesday 02 October 2018

Virgin Group and Virgin Atlantic announce their intention to launch a new Virgin loyalty programme

Powered by the currency of Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club

Posted Monday 20 August 2018

Virgin Atlantic becomes first airline to achieve NDC standard 18.1 as part of its distribution evolution

Virgin Atlantic has become the first airline to achieve Level 3 Certification on the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC), standard 18.1.

Posted Tuesday 14 August 2018

Virgin Atlantic to cease flying between Dubai and London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic has today announced that it will withdraw flights between Dubai and London Heathrow from 31 March 2019.

Posted Wednesday 27 June 2018

Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Sign Definitive Agreements to Strengthen Trans-Atlantic Partnership

Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Limited have today signed definitive agreements paving the way forward for their expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture.

Posted Tuesday 15 May 2018

Virgin Atlantic wins award for Best Customer Service

Virgin Atlantic has announced it has been recognised as the winner of Best Customer Service at Dubai Airports’ second annual Airline Excellent Awards.

Posted Tuesday 01 May 2018

Virgin Atlantic 2017 financial results

Virgin Atlantic Ltd has released its annual financial results for the year ended 31 December 2017 – reporting a pre-tax loss of £28.4 million before tax and exceptional items.

Posted Tuesday 20 March 2018

Virgin Atlantic unveil three new ways to fly as part of multimillion pound investment in Economy

Recognising that one size doesn’t fit all, from spring 2018 Virgin Atlantic will introduce ‘Economy Delight, ‘Economy Classic’ and ‘Economy Light’ tickets. The three new ways to fly will allow customers to choose the product that suits their budget and travel style – but never compromise on inclusive food and drink, unrivalled service, and inflight entertainment.

Posted Wednesday 7 March 2018

Virgin Atlantic reaches new heights in Manchester

Virgin Atlantic has announced its biggest ever season of flying from Manchester Airport, with nearly 40,000 more seats available to book in 2018.

Posted Wednesday 27 September 2017

Virgin Atlantic becomes the first airline in Europe to be fully WiFi connected

Virgin Atlantic has become the first airline in Europe to offer WiFi across its entire fleet – ensuring customers can remain connected across flights to and from the US, Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Posted Friday 1 September 2017

Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to Strengthen Transatlantic Partnerships

The Air France-KLM Group (AF:EN Paris), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) and Virgin Atlantic Limited today announced their intention to expand their strategic partnership and offer customers access to the most comprehensive transatlantic route network via an extensive joint venture.

Posted Thursday, 27 July 2017