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Our Flight 100 Results are here!

After more than a year of radical collaboration with our consortium partners, Flight 100 flew from London Heathrow to JFK on 28 November 2023 - the world’s first commercial aircraft operating across the Atlantic on 100% SAF. Demonstrating that together we can achieve more than we can alone.

The flight did not require any engine, airframe, or fuel infrastructure changes, proving that 100% SAF is operationally achievable today, with equivalent safety standards to all our other flights. You can read the full executive summary of the results from this momentous flight by clicking the link below.

Flight 100 Summary of Results

Let's go, Toronto

We’re pleased to be launching a brand-new route between London Heathrow (LHR) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) for 2025. Offering something for everyone, business-seekers, game-day supporters and coffee-lovers alike, our daily flights take off from 30th March 2025 on our A330 and A330neo aircraft. Iconic onboard social space, wireless charging, and stylish design touches make the 7 hour 50 minute journey even smoother.

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A second daily service from Mumbai to London

We are excited to announce a second daily service from Mumbai from 28 October 2024.

Customers will have a choice of five daily flights from India to London Heathrow. Having seen a remarkable 350% growth in capacity since 2019.

Flights are on sale from 10 April 2024. 

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Customers traveling across the Atlantic this summer are in for a treat. Joint venture (JV) partners Air France, KLM, Delta Air Lines, and Virgin Atlantic have their customers’ business or leisure trip covered with over 375  destinations to choose from. Whether they are departing from Europe or the United States with our closely aligned schedules, seamless connections, single check-in and premium onboard experiences, there are plenty of benefits to enjoy during the entire journey.

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Exciting news! We have been selected as a finalist in not just one, but two categories at this year's Business Travel Awards! Building upon our success from last year, we're back to defend our title as Travel Partner of the Year - Long-Haul Airline. Additionally, we're honoured to have been recognized with the Achievement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion award. It's a testament to our ongoing commitment to excellence and inclusivity.

We are excited to announce a second daily service to Mumbai from 27 October 2024.

Customers will have a choice of five daily flights from London Heathrow to India. Having seen a remarkable 350% growth in capacity since 2019.

Flights are on sale now.

 

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We’ve always been more than just a way to get from A to B. We were born from a desire to bring back the joy of flying, and we’ve been that way ever since. So what’s the secret? It’s not rocket science (although we do that too). It’s about travelling like a VIP, no matter which cabin your customers are in. Being welcomed onboard and made to feel completely at home above the clouds.

That’s why in our Economy we positively encourage your customers to be choosy, with three different ways to fly. Pack light and pay less in Light, take a checked bag with more flex in Classic, or treat themselves to Premium check in, priority boarding, and a lovely extra legroom seat in Delight. Whichever they go for, there’ll be a warm welcome waiting for them when they get onboard, along with deliciously different dining, complimentary drinks and snacks, elevated entertainment, kid’s packs for the little ones, and all the little touches that make their flight that bit more special. It’s all included. Now you’re flying.

 

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We are pleased to share a new codeshare partnership agreement with Kenya Airways, a leading African airline and Kenya’s national carrier, connecting London Heathrow to Nairobi, Africa. 

In turn, Kenya Airways customers will soon have the opportunity to connect via London Heathrow to a number of Virgin Atlantic’s luxurious Caribbean destinations, including Barbados, The Bahamas, Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Codeshare flights connecting London Heathrow to Africa, Jomo Kenyatta  International Airport in Nairobi are on sale from 19th March 2024. 

 

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We’re excited to be gearing up to jet off from our newest year-round destination, Bengaluru. Taking off on 1st April, this will be our fourth daily service between  India and London, complementing our well-established direct services to/from Mumbai and Delhi, and offering even more ways to connect seamlessly through London to the US and beyond.

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We are thrilled to unveil our first Hot off the Hub video for 2024 where our VP of Sales, Luke Goggin and Head of International Liezl Gericke, showcase our latest triumph at Virgin Atlantic! 🚀 Join us as we launch flights to our newest destination – the amazing city of Bengaluru, India on 31 March and explore other exciting route expansions.

 

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We are delighted to announce a new codeshare agreement with China Eastern, providing greater access to London for more destinations throughout China and strengthening vital business and leisure connections between the two countries. The first phase of the agreement will allow customers from more destinations in China booking through China Eastern, to connect seamlessly onto our  Shanghai to Heathrow service on one ticket, including Chengdu, Changsha, Qingdao, Shenzhen and Xi’an.

 

Flights are on sale now for travel from 24 January 2024.

 

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Yes, you heard correctly! Free parking is now offered to our flyers by the Manchester Airport Group, starting Monday 11 December 2023, if customers are dropping their bags off the day before their flight. They simply need to take a token at the car park barrier, proceed to Twilight Check-in and drop their bags off. The Virgin Atlantic check-in agent will validate their car park token and return it back to the customer. This token can then be used to exit the car park without a charge.

 

Where: Terminal 2 West Multi Storey Car Park

Open: Everyday from 16:00 – 20:00

 

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We are delighted to announce our plans to increase capacity to our heartland in the USA. This includes a seventh daily flight to JFK, and together with our Joint venture partner Delta, will offer ten daily services to the Big Apple. And, we will also operate a second daily flight to Boston. Complementing Delta’s daily service, Boston will be served with three flights a day. 

Your customers on both departures will experience flying on our newest aircraft, the A330-900neo, and A350-1000. Upper-class passengers can also benefit from booking the A330-900neo innovative Retreat Suite, comprising of two spacious exclusive suites at the front of the Upper-Class cabin.

With our enhanced schedule we will now offer record departures to the USA with an average of 27 daily departures to popular destinations including Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington DC.  

Decarbonising aviation is one of the biggest challenges our industry has faced. It requires change at a scale that some say is too difficult, too complicated to make a reality. We disagree. At Virgin Atlantic we believe if we’re going to stand a chance at being successful, then we’ve got to do things differently.

 

That’s why on 28 November 2023, Flight100 will take to the skies. The first time 100% SAF has been flown in both engines, by a commercial airline across the Atlantic.

 

The countdown has begun. Join us on our socials on the 28th for real-time updates, or click on the link below to learn more

 

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