Virgin Atlantic Airlines
Over the past few years, not only have Virgin Atlantic flights connected the entire world, but have also shown travellers what luxury truly means. Founded by Richard Branson, the airline started its services in 1984. The airline, owing to its became second largest carrier in the world, providing schedule services to important cities of Britain. Wining some of the top awards around the world, the airline has set new standards of services. The dedicated efforts of its professionals, low air fare and excellent in-flight amenities keep this airline ahead of others in the league. The airline strives to become one of the best by providing value for money to the customers. To simplify the procedure for booking air tickets, the airline came up with online booking facility. In addition to this, the airline provides web check-in facility to the customers enabling them to get their boarding pass themselves. The schedule services of the airline help travellers to plan their travel. Supported by a fleet of 38 aircrafts, including 19 Airbus A340-600s, 6 Airbus 340-300s and 13 Boeing 747s, the airline ensures that the travellers reach their destination safely on time. Moreover, in-flight entertainment, comfortable seats and extensive menu delight the passengers on board. - Less... + More
Destination & Services
Virgin Atlantic flights truly cover the entire world, covering 10 routes of US, 6 of Asia Pacific, 4 African routes, 1 route in Middle East and 8 Caribbean destinations. Travellers wishing to spend their vacation in India can book their air tickets to Delhi or Mumbai. Other places nearby India where Virgin Atlantic operates include Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dubai. Travellers who wish to get to places like Hong Kong or Sydney, can enjoy excellent entertainment on board, including the latest Hollywood blockbusters. Owing to low air fare, the airline is able to spread its fan following across the globe. Mexico and the Caribbean islands have always been considered vacation heavens, which is why Virgin Atlantic has ensured that there are plenty of flights available for both destinations. So, while travellers can get to Cancun with ease, they can also plan trips to Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica and St. Lucia. Online booking can also be availed to book trips to most major cities of the United States of America, including Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington DC. A proper travel schedule can be planned by visiting the airline website, which is designed to offer all the information that travellers might be looking for. - Less... + More
The Baggage Allowance policy of Virgin Atlantic Airlines for checked-in baggage varies for different Class of travel, for example, for Upper Class the airline it gives permission to carry 3 bags, for Premium Economy Class it is 2 bags, and for Economy Class it is 1 bag per passenger. The dimensions of the bag and weight must not exceed 35.5 x 29.5 x 16ins (90 x 75 x 43cm) and 23 kilograms, respectively. Infants are allowed one bag with a maximum weight limit of 23 kilograms, and one fully collapsible pushchair, as part of the free checked in baggage allowance. Similarly, Virgin Atlantic Airlines allows 2 pieces of hand baggage onboard to Upper Class, and 1 piece onboard to both, Economy and Premium Economy Class travelers.
Virgin Atlantic Airlines History
Originally known as British Atlantic Airways, the airline got its new name in the year 1984. The airline began operations on June 22nd, 1984 with the first flight between Gatwick and Newark with a leased Boeing 747-200 aircraft. In March, 2000, the company sold 49 percent stakes to Singapore Airlines. Since then the airline has grown to be one of the best airlines in the world. Virgin Atlantic Airlines used Airbus A340-600 in June 2002 and became the first airline to do so. The airline celebrated its 25th anniversary in June, 2009 with a series of exclusive offers, events and offered special red hot fares to popular destinations of the world.