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Virgin Atlantic (VS)

Virgin Atlantic is a British-based airline owned part by the Virgin Group and part by Delta Air Lines. Their main office is located in Sussex, not far from London Gatwick Airport. Virgin Atlantic operates routes between the UK and North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle-East, Asia, and Australia.

Identity Card

  • IATA code: VS
  • Number of serviced cities: 32
  • Main hub: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
  • Fleet: 38
  • Loyalty rewards program: Flying Club

History of Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Airways was founded in 1984 with the sole purpose of creating an airline to operate flights between London and the Falkland Islands just after the Falkland War ended. The service was needed but the route was quickly dropped. Instead, cheap flights to New York were secured from London Gatwick. On June 22, 1984 Virgin Atlantic operated its inaugural flight London Gatwick - New York (Newark). A few years later, new aircrafts were acquired and new routes launched, including cheap flights to Tokyo, Los Angeles, Boston and Orlando. Virgin Atlantic was the first airline to operate the Airbus A340-600, the largest passenger aircraft in the world, on scheduled flights.

Travel with: practical information

  • Onboard services

    • Meals: There is a free meal and drink served on all flights. With some notice, there is flexibility for special diets.
    • Entertainment: Each seat has an individual entertainment screen. Programmed in are movies, comedy, sports, drama, etc. An in-flight magazine is available as well as newspapers.
  • Baggage Allowances

    • Cabin: Economy passengers can only take one piece of hand-luggage on board with the individual dimensions now exceeding 23cm x 36cm x 56cm and 10kg in weight.
    • Checked: On all Virgin Atlantic routes 1 suitcase is allowed. It shouldn’t weigh more than 23kg and shouldn’t be larger than 90cm x 75cm x 43cm. Only those passengers with cheap flights to India and the USA are permitted to bring an additional bag weighing up to 23kg.
    • Excess: If you bag weighs over the maximum of 23kg, there is a fine of £30 at the airport. If you wish to bring an extra bag with you, buy it on-line for £32 or at the airport for £40.

Discounts and Special Offers

There are a number of last minute deals to most destinations available online. For children there are no clearly stated discounts either for travelling children or infants.


Telephone: 0844 209 7777
Departure cities: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh

Latest news from Virgin Atlantic

New Man-Fran Flight Connects Northern England With California
4 April 2017

Traveling to California just got easier, thanks to Virgin's new routes from Manchester to the U.S.!

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Inside Virgin Atlantic’s new LA Lounge!
12 June 2015

Tired old LAX finally has something for travellers to look forward to: a brand new Virgin Atlantic lounge which is all about comfort and design.

Sir Richard pulls the plug on Little Red
10 October 2014

Sir Richard Branson announced that Virgin will be pulling the plug on Little Red, the airline's short-haul domestic subsidiary after only 18 months of operation.

Virgin Galactic flights delayed again
22 September 2014

Virgin Galactic has put its 2014 launch date on hold again as new issues arrive with their rocket motors.

Will Virgin scrap Little Red?
9 September 2014

Speculation is growing in the airline industry over whether or not Richard Branson will cut Little Red from Virgin Atlantic's offering.

Lufthansa, best airline in Europe
11 August 2014

Lufthansa, Germany's national carrier, takes home the prize of Best Airline in Europe at the World Travel Awards while easyJet wins for best low cost.

Virgin Atlantic wants you to wear a onesie
17 June 2014

Virgin Atlantic wants you to travel in a onesie! At least upper class passengers who want "ultimate comfort" on their next flight.

Spec-tacular! Virgin Atlantic staff don the Google Glass
18 February 2014

Virgin Atlantic staff are now wearing Google Glass technology and Smartwatches... what's next?

Compliments of Virgin: art 35,000 feet up in the air
22 January 2013

Virgin Atlantic is at it again. There’s new buzz for this airline as they plan to launch the world’s first art gallery in the air. Virgin’s upper class passengers will soon be able to shop onboard for the latest in contemporary art… just like they do duty free! Virgin Atlantic is treating its upper class … Continued