Virgin Atlantic AirlinesVirgin Atlantic Airlines is part of the Virgin Group owned by the famous entrepreneur Richard Branson. Virgin Atlantic Airlines operated long routes between London and North America, as well as the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Virgin Atlantic Airlines keeps it main bases at London Heathrow and London Gatwick, with a smaller base at Manchester Airport.
The History Of Virgin Atlantic Airline
Virgin Atlantic Airlines had its origins in 1982 when an American lawyer Randolph Fields and Alan Hellary, a former pilot for Laker Airways, set up British Atlantic Airways. The goal of this airline company was to provide air transportation from London to the Falkland Islands. The duo met with legal opposition and financial problems in the early stages, even when their plan was to replace the Falkland Islands destination with JFK Airport. Fields later met Richard Branson where he proposed the idea of a partnership in exchange for financial backing. Branson's terms were eventually met and the airline was renamed to Virgin Atlantic, with Fields taking a reduced stake in the project. Fields was later bought out for a large sum and for free Upper Class flying privileges for his immediate family. For more information on Virgin Atlantic Airlines and the historical merger, as well as Jetblue Airways, visit the company website.
Virgin Atlantic Airline Classes
When traveling Virgin Atlantic you have the choice of three classes of service: Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class. Economy seats are are still comfortable and include free drinks with generous meals accommodations. All classes have seat-back personal TVs and now are accommodated with the latest innovative, audio/video on-demand which includes programmable entertainment and video games. Virgin Atlantic Airlines also provided free amenity kits to all passengers in every class. These packages include passenger-appreciated items like toothbrushes, earplugs and eye masks. Premium Economy provides wider seats, pre-flight champagne, china wear, newspapers and after-dinner liqueurs. The Upper Class offering lets passengers request limousine pick up and drop offs, access to the clubhouse lounge, and gives passengers the total space available with a fully flat bed at least 79.5 inches long. Upper Class also features grooming treatment, massages and an onboard bar.
Whether you are looking to book trips to Disney Land, Florida or back to London, England, Virgin Atlantic Airline is the best way to fly. Visit www.virgin-atlantic.com for more information.