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Virgin Atlantic’s New A350-1000 ‘Red Velvet’ Arrives This Saturday From Airbus

Virgin Atlantic’s first A350-1000 (G-VLUX) named ‘Red Velvet‘, will be delivered this Saturday from the Airbus factory in Toulouse and shortly begin operating on the London Heathrow to New York JFK route. The new aircraft features some big upgrades across all three cabins. Upper Class customers have a new social space, The Loft, where they […]

Bye Bye FlyBe as EC Approve Connect Airways Acquisition

Connect Airways has confirmed receipt of EC approval of the Flybe acquisition, securing the airline’s long-term future and announced that work is underway to develop an exciting new brand and customer proposition, which will be announced in due course. The European Commission has formally approved Connect Airways acquisition of Flybe, Stobart Air and Propius and […]

Ice cream delights at check in this summer with Virgin Atlantic

First the science bit Nobody was surprised when a couple of years ago scientists announced that ice cream really does make you happy. The experiments at the Institute of Psychiatry in London involved scanning people’s brains as they ate vanilla ice cream, and an immediate effect on the orbital frontal cortex was discovered – the […]

Another boost for cargo customers as Virgin Atlantic secures cleanest, youngest fleet yet with introduction of Airbus A330neo

* Virgin Atlantic becomes the first UK airline to order the A330-900neo, strengthening partnership with Airbus and Rolls Royce * By 2024, the fuel efficiency of Virgin Atlantic’s fleet will have improved by 32 per cent and the average aircraft age will halve to just 5.3 years * Fleet transformation positions Virgin Atlantic for sustainable […]

Virgin Atlantic partners with LanzaTech for sustainable fuel flight

The aviation industry has taken a step toward making commercially-viable sustainable aviation fuel a reality – thanks to a world first flight by Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech, supported by long-term partner Boeing. The first batch of LanzaTech jet fuel was used on a commercial flight for the very first time – Virgin Atlantic’s VS16 flight […]

Virgin Atlantic chooses Menzies Aviation for cargo handling in Australia

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a three-year cargo handling contract to Menzies Aviation in Australia. The new agreement saw Menzies take over Virgin Atlantic’s cargo handling in Melbourne on June 8, with Brisbane to follow on 9 July, and Sydney on 7 August. The move will support Virgin Atlantic’s longstanding international long-haul cargo sales and […]

Virgin Atlantic reveals £10m investment in new cabin design for A330-200 aircraft

Virgin Atlantic unveiled brand new interiors for their fleet of A330-200 aircraft earlier this month. The four aircraft will be retrofitted throughout with their popular Premium cabin, along with a new look and feel for Upper Class and a refreshed look for Economy. Due to roll out globally from November, customers travelling on Virgin Atlantic’s […]

Cargo Customers Welcome Virgin Australia’s New Daily Melbourne-Hong Kong Services

The launch of Virgin Australia’s daily Melbourne-Hong Kong services on 12 November is a timely boost to meet growing demand for cargo capacity on the route, according to Virgin Atlantic Cargo, which provides long-haul international cargo sales and management for Virgin Australia. Volumes have been increasing steadily in both directions since Virgin Australia commenced five […]

Virgin Atlantic becomes first UK airline of offer TSA Precheck

Virgin Atlantic has become the first UK airline to participate in the USA’s transportation security administration’s TSA Precheck system. Virgin Atlantic customers enrolled in TSA Precheck can skip the slower security queues and enjoy a faster, easier security screening process when departing from US airports. The average customer with TSA Precheck spends less than five […]

Virgin Australia awards long-haul cargo sales and management agreement to Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will continue to provide international long-haul cargo sales and management for Virgin Australia, Australia’s second largest airline, through a new long-term agreement. The extension of the longstanding partnership between the two airlines follows last year’s launch of Virgin Australia Cargo to manage the cargo operations of Virgin Australia across its extensive domestic […]