Virgin Atlantic, this legendary British airline, begun it’s operations on 22nd June 1984. The head office of this impressive airline is in Crawley, England and it covers approximately 30 attractive destinations. 51% of this airline’s shares are owned by the Virgin Group and the balance 49% are owned by Delta Air Lines.
The IATA code for Virgin Atlantic is VS.
With a fleet size of 40, Virgin Atlantic operates a mixed fleet of Airbus A330-300, Airbus A340-300, Airbus A340-600, Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 787-9.
Destinations covered by Virgin Atlantic
This stunning airline covers enchanting destinations across the globe in countries such as UK, Europe, USA, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Caribbean and Mexico.
Virgin Atlantic has codeshare agreements with Air China, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Delta Air Lines, Jet Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways and Transaero Airlines.
Awards and Recognition
The dedicated, efficient services and remarkable amenities has enabled Virgin Atlantic to bag several prestigious awards. To name a few- Best Leisure and Travel Website (2013), The London Heathrow clubhouse lounge, crowned winner of Europe's leading airline lounge 2013, Travel Brand of the Year (2012) and Best TV Commercial (2012).
Incredible amenities offered by Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic offers three types of classes to the travellers which includes Economy Class, Premium Economy Class and Upper Class. This enchanting airline delights the travellers with in-flight entertainment such as TV shows, videos, games and mind-blowing songs. The upper class passengers also have access to their lounges, called as ‘the clubhouse.’ These lounges are located at 10 different airports.
Virgin Atlantic offers the web check-in facility thereby enabling the travellers comfortable and hassle free experience. Online check-in for international flights opens 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight and closes 2 hours before, whereas for domestic flights it opens 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight and closes 65 minutes before. You can print your e ticket on an A4 size paper or print it out at the kiosk at the airport.
The checked-in baggage allowance for upper class is 32 kg whereas for premium economy and economy class it is 23kg. Along with check in baggage, Virgin Atlantic lets you carry a laptop bag or a purse or handbag as an overhead bag.