August 21, 2014 12:30 PM ET


Company Overview of Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited

Company Overview

Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited operates as a long-haul airline. The company operates flights from various cities in the United States and Vancouver, Canada to various destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Europe. It was formerly known as Ritter Plc and changed the name to Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited in May 1984. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is based in Crawley, United Kingdom. It has additional offices in Norwalk, Connecticut; Alexandria, Australia; Barbados, West Indies; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; Gurgaon, India; Tokyo, Japan; Lagos, Nigeria; Craighall, South Africa; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and inte...

The Office

Manor Royal

Crawley,  RH10 9NU

United Kingdom

Founded in 1981


44 1293 562345


44 1293 747582

Key Executives for Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 55
Founder and President
Age: 64
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Head of PR
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited Key Developments

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Unveil New Schedule Between London Heathrow and Atlanta and Los Angeles

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways will transfer operations for nonstop flights connecting London-Heathrow to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport this winter, offering more choices for the airlines' customers on key routes across the Atlantic. Effective Oct. 26, 2014, Delta will begin operating one of two daily Heathrow-Los Angeles flights currently operated by Virgin Atlantic. This new Delta service will mark the airline's first nonstop flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow and is Delta's seventh nonstop destination between London and the United States. Virgin Atlantic will begin operating one of Delta's three daily flights between Heathrow and Atlanta. The new services will expand the award-winning service offered by both carriers to customers as well as provide greater choice for travel between the U.K. and North America. The two airlines will codeshare on each other's operated services, allowing Delta and Virgin customers seamless access to the expanded network.

Transaero Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways Offer New Travel Opportunities on Code Share Flights

Moscow Transaero Airlines launched ticket sales for connecting flights between Moscow and Edinburgh, Manchester, Aberdeen with connection in London as part of an extended code sharing agreement with Virgin Atlantic Airways. The recent amendment to the code-share agreement from 2012 expands the route network of the airlines joint operations. Now passengers are able to book tickets under the UN code on connecting flights via London when travelling between Moscow and Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, Johannesburg, Edinburgh, Manchester and Aberdeen. Transaero operates flights between Moscow and London while Virgin Atlantic Airways carries passengers beyond London. The two partner airlines have the right of free ticket sale on each others code-share flights.

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways Announce New Summer Schedule

approve the carriers' joint venture by granting antitrust immunity on routes between North America and the UK. Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. outlined details of a new joint venture flight schedule beginning summer 2014, aligning their services and offering more flight choices for travellers on both sides of the Atlantic. The two airlines are putting the customer at the forefront of their partnership with the new schedule that starts March 30, 2014, combining their slots at London Heathrow to offer maximum customer convenience, particularly for business travellers. Beginning, April 2, 2014, Delta will move its arrival and departure terminal for several important business markets to join Virgin Atlantic in Heathrow Terminal 3. This includes its London to New York-JFK, London to Boston, and new London to Seattle services and means the two airlines will co-locate on all New York and Boston flights to London Heathrow. The move will allow for convenient connections and a seamless customer experience for customers flying with Virgin and Delta, including access to Virgin Atlantic's award winning Clubhouse for all business class passengers. Delta, in co-operation with Virgin Atlantic, will also operate a second daily service between London Heathrow and Detroit Metropolitan Airport effective June 2, 2014. The service will be particularly appealing to corporate customers needing an early morning arrival into London while offering more schedule choice for customers between London and the U.S. Midwest. This additional flight will complement Delta's previously announced new West Coast route between Seattle and London Heathrow, which will launch on March 30, 2014. Virgin Atlantic is also making significant schedule changes. It is moving its VS1 Heathrow to Newark service from a late afternoon departure to a morning departure. This flight will be particularly attractive to business travellers: it will allow 'same-day meetings' to be held in the New Jersey area, while an earlier departure on the return flight means passengers can be in central London for the start of the working day. This service is part of nine daily flights between London Heathrow and the New York area by the joint venture partners. The new schedule will include departures every 30 minutes during the early evening peak and then hourly until 10.30 p.m. from New York-JFK to London Heathrow and a spread of seven daily flights from London Heathrow to New York-JFK, including two late afternoon and early evening departures. It also includes two conveniently timed departures to and from Newark. Virgin Atlantic has also retimed its Heathrow to Boston service to depart two hours later in the afternoon. This offers more flexibility for the two airlines' customers with Delta's Heathrow to Boston service departing in the morning. Virgin Atlantic's evening departure from Boston will also move two hours later, giving greater schedule choice to travellers.

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