Virgin Atlantic -Started in the eighties by Richard
Branson, founder of Virgin Music, the airline has gone on to
become a leader in trans-atlantic services. Virgin Atlantic is
the second largest long haul airline in the UK. The route network
has grown rapidly to include flights from London and Manchester
to destinations in the US, Caribbean, Far East, India and Africa,
and the airline has won many industry awards. In 1999 Singapore
Air took a 49% stake in the airline.
Online booking: simple online booking through the website.
Manage your flight, print boarding card and online check-in available
too. See the special offers page for current offers.
Richard Branson published his intent to invest significant sums
into renewable energy initiatives -the airline has set down clear
targts for improvement in fuel efficiency of 30% by 2020 and
you can offset your carbon emissions directly on their website.
Contact details (from UK -see web for other countries)
- Web: http://www.virgin-atlantic.com
- UK Address: The Office, Manor Royal, Crawley, Sussex RH10
· Reservations 0870 380 2007
· Upper Class Reservations 0870 190 9090
· Flight Information 0871 984 0840
· Flying Club Frequent Flyer Programme 0870
· Virgin Atlantic Head Office 01293 562345
· Website Help 0870 380 2009
· Special assistance (disability & medical
enquiries only) 0870 380 2004
· Special assistance (Minicom) 01293 747691
· Preorder Tax free shopping 0870 190 3003
· Recruitment 0870 190 4401
· Advanced Passenger Information 0870 190
Principle base: Terminal 3, Heathrow Airport
Airports served in UK: London Heathrow and Gatwick, Glasgow,
Destinations served from UK: Antigua, Atlanta, Barbados,
Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, Cleveland, Delhi, Detroit, Dubai,
Durban, Grenada, Havana, Hong Kong, Houston, Johannesburg, Kingston,
Lagos, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mauritius, Montego Bay, Mumbai,
Nairobi, New York JFK, New York Newark, Norfolk, Orlando, Phoenix,
Port Elizabeth, Providence, Raleigh Durham, Richmond, Rochester,
San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, St Lucia, Sydney, Tobago,
Tokyo and Washington.
Fleet: 747-400; A340-300; A340-300; A340-600
Loyalty Programme: Flying Club for individual travelers in
partnership with Air China, Air jamaica, Air New Zealand, Ana,
BMI, Carribean, Continental, Jet, Gulf, Hawaiian, Malaysia,
South African Airlines, SAS, Singapore Air and US Airways. For
business travellers their 'Flying Co' scheme offers benefits
for regular users.
Other: hotels and car hire bookable through the website.
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