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Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic launch extensive codeshare partnership

KLM and Air France customers have access to 24 new North America routes operated by Virgin Atlantic/Delta departing the UK including connections via...

European Commission approves acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlantic by Air-France-KLM, Delta and Virgin Group

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlantic by Air France-KLM, Delta and...

Virgin Atlantic opens new Tel Aviv route and welcomes its cargo potential

Virgin Atlantic’s new daily flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv will provide more import and export opportunities for customers in the UK, US...

Delta Cargo and Virgin Atlantic Cargo celebrate five years of partnership

Airlines to offer customers more choice and greater automation on the trans-Atlantic Moving to a new state-of-the-art warehouse at London Heathrow later this year ...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo & Delta Cargo to drive long-term growth with move to new purpose-built facility at Heathrow

New warehouse doubles the airlines’ existing cargo footprint Investment in technology and automation will provide customers with higher levels of service and faster handling times Virgin Atlantic...

Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group take over ailing Flybe

Flybe is being bought for £2.2m by a consortium known as Connect Airways including Virgin Atlantic (30%), Stobart Group (30%) and Cyrus Capital Partners...

Virgin Atlantic to continue talks with Flybe over potential takeover

Virgin Atlantic continues to review its options in respect of Flybe, including potentially making an offer for Flybe. "Discussions with Flybe and its management are...

Loss of separation between Malaysia Airlines Airbus A350 and a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 above London

On 23 October, two aircraft with destination London Heathrow have gotten closer together than they should have done: a Malaysia Airlines Airbus A350 (9M-MAG) from Kuala...

easyJet extends ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ to new connections airline partner Virgin Atlantic

easyJet has today (2 October) announced that it has signed up Virgin Atlantic as a new airline partner to its unique connections service  ‘Worldwide...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo builds on record 2017 with 3% volume growth in first half of 2018

Growth in life science, express, valuable and automotive shipments all contributed to a 3% year-on-year growth in tonnage for Virgin Atlantic Cargo in the...

Precautionary landing of a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330 disrupts air traffic at London Gatwick

This morning (31 August), the single runway (*) at London Gatwick was closed between 06:30 and 07:00 (UTC +1) after a precautionary landing of...

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...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo forecasts high demand for new Sydney – Hong Kong services

With expectations of booming e-commerce volumes from China coupled with strong demand for northbound cargo capacity, Virgin Atlantic Cargo anticipates the new Virgin Australia...

Virgin Atlantic to cease flying between Dubai and London Heathrow

On 27 June 2018, Virgin Atlantic announced that it will withdraw flights between Dubai and London Heathrow from 31 March 2019. "After conducting a thorough...

Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic sign definitive agreements to strengthen trans-Atlantic partnership

Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Limited have today signed definitive agreements paving the way forward for their expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture: ...

Multimillion pound investment in economy by Virgin Atlantic

From Spring 2018, customers will be able to choose to fly ‘Economy Delight, ‘Economy Classic’ or ‘Economy Light’ Economy Delight will offer the UK’s leading...

Egyptair 777-300ER (SU-GDL) clips Virgin Atlantic A330-300 (G-VRAY) wing at JFK

A Virgin Atlantic A330 and an EgyptAir 777 were involved in a collision while both aircraft were taxiing for departure at JFK Airport in...

Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330 went off the runway in Vieux Fort (UVF), Saint Lucia #VS90

Virgin Atlantic A333 at Saint Lucia on Oct 2nd 2017, runway excursion on backtrack. A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330-300, registration G-VLUV performing flight VS-90 from...

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from London Heathrow to Los Angeles returns after engine vibrations

Virgin Atlantic VS23 from London Heathrow to Los Angeles was forced to return to LHR after the pilots noticed severe vibrations in engine number...

Virgin Atlantic is flying pilot to work in Manchester on Boeing 787

Virgin Atlantic has admitted it used a Boeing 787 to fly an Airbus A330 pilot to work in Manchester after being left short of...