Virgin Atlantic News

Jet Airways partners with Virgin Atlantic for new codeshare deal

Jet Airways partners with Virgin Atlantic for new codeshare deal

18 April 2017 Airline News

Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic have announced a further expansion of their codeshare agreement between India and the United States, providing greater choice and enhanced connectivity via London Heathrow. The new agreement will make it even easier for guests to tailor their perfect trip by combining flights from Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines in a single booking thanks to the extended codeshare.

Virgin Atlantic kicks off US expansion for Manchester Airport

Virgin Atlantic kicks off US expansion for Manchester Airport

30 March 2017 Airline News

Virgin Atlantic has kicked off a major growth drive at Manchester Airport, launching the first of a hat trick of new long haul routes to America. The airline waved off its inaugural service to San Francisco, the first ever direct route to northern California from the north of England.

Virgin Atlantic showcases 787 Dreamliner on London Heathrow-Seattle route

Virgin Atlantic showcases 787 Dreamliner on London Heathrow-Seattle route

28 March 2017 Airline News

Virgin Atlantic is flying a new daily service between London Heathrow and Seattle replacing the flight currently operated by joint venture partner Delta Air Lines. The new service is operated by the airline’s newest, most fuel efficient aircraft, the Boeing 787-9, and will add more than 40,000 extra seats each year between the two cities.

Virgin Holidays joins Amazon Alexa

Virgin Holidays joins Amazon Alexa

2 March 2017 Videos

Virgin Holidays has launched a brand-new skill for Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa. The integration allows holidaymakers to ask Alexa to search Virgin Holidays for their next trip through devices including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot – hands-free speakers that are controlled by your voice.

Virgin Atlantic becomes first UK airline of offer TSA Precheck

Virgin Atlantic becomes first UK airline of offer TSA Precheck

27 January 2017 Airline News

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.

Unite strikes pay deal with Virgin Atlantic

Unite strikes pay deal with Virgin Atlantic

18 January 2017 Airline News

Pay for thousands of Virgin Atlantic Airlines crew has taken off after constructive negotiations between Unite and Virgin delivered a pay deal worth more than double the current rate of inflation for thousands of cabin crew and significantly above inflation for on-board managers.

Virgin Atlantic launches Flybe codeshare operations

Virgin Atlantic launches Flybe codeshare operations

9 January 2017 Airline News

Sottish travellers can now book flights to international destinations including Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, and Dubai – thanks to closer cooperation between Virgin Atlantic and Flybe. From today customers will be able to book tickets to travel from Edinburgh and Aberdeen with Flybe, and connect onto Virgin Atlantic flights at London Heathrow.