Virgin Atlantic was founded by Sir Richard Branson more than 30 years ago, after he decided the UK aviation industry needed shaking up. He wanted to make air travel exciting, stylish and enjoyable again. So Virgin Atlantic was airborne on 22nd June 1984, with the first flight from London Gatwick to Newark in the US.
Since then, Virgin Atlantic has been the longhaul airline to fall in love with. More than five million people who want to depart the everyday, and fly the amazing way, travel with them every year to some of the best destinations around the world – North America, South America, Africa, and Asia.
Pioneering is at the heart of Virgin Atlantic. The airline is always innovating, with the customer at the heart of everything they do. It was the first airline to introduce Premium Economy and a bar in every Upper Class cabin, seatback TVs and a fully flatbed seat. It was even the first to fly a commercial aircraft using only biofuels.
Step onboard and discover warm, welcoming service, award-winning entertainment, thoughtful design touches and stylish comfort for the best experience in the sky, no matter what cabin you fly.