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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.

Know more about our newest route!

Double Flying Club Points on selected US flights*

If your customers book a flight by 25 July to New York, Orlando or Los Angeles to fly in 2024, they will see their Flying Club balance sore, with Double Points.

Terms apply. Applicable to seat bookings made by Flying Club members between 18th July 2024 and 25th July 2024. All cabins except Economy light are applicable in this offer. Selected routes are included in this offer (EDI-MCO, JFK-LHR, JFK-MAN, LAX-LHR, LHR-JFK, LHR-LAX, LHR-MCO, MAN-JFK, MAN-MCO, MCO-EDI, MCO-LHR, MCO-MAN). Offer is subject to availability. Taxes, fees, and charges apply. 

On 10 June 2024, EL AL will join us to offer up to four daily flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv aswell as reciprocal earn and redemption opportunities for frequent flyers. This partnership complements our daily service between Heathrow and Tel Aviv which will resume on 5 September 2024.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines are the newest airline to join SkyTeam, which will open up new destinations, enhanced connectivity, and a more seamless, elevated customer journey for all travellers in the very near future.

And finally, a new codeshare with SkyTeam member Saudia has launched, in a move that will provide connectivity between Saudi Arabia and Virgin Atlantic destinations.  The first phase of the agreement, which is live now, means Virgin Atlantic customers travelling on flights from the US can purchase seamless onward connections through London Heathrow and Manchester, onto Saudia’s services to Jeddah and Riyadh. 

 

Read our Press Release here

 

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.

Learn more about our partnership

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.

 

Find out more about Mumbai

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.

 

Learn more about Economy

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. 

 

See the Press Release here

We’re excited to be gearing up to jet off to our newest year-round destination, Bengaluru. Taking off on 31 March, this will be our fourth daily service between London and India, 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.

 

Find out more about Bengaluru

Don't miss out on the red hot incentive to win big with Virgin Atlantic. Act now, as this opportunity is not live for long as the incentive finishes on 30 November 2023.

 

Click here for more information to win. 

 

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