Virgin Atlantic is a British airline with its head office in Crawley, United Kingdom. The airline was established in 1984 as British Atlantic Airways. Soon after changing the name to Virgin Atlantic Airways. Virgin Atlantic uses a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft and operates to destinations in North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East and Asia from its main bases in London (Heathrow and Gatwick), and its secondary base at Manchester. The airline also operates seasonal flights from Glasgow and Belfast. Virgin Atlantic uses a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. All the Boeing 747-400s are based at Gatwick and Manchester and operate routes to Orlando, Las Vegas and the Caribbean. Airbus A330-300s are also used on selected routes from Gatwick to the Caribbean. The Airbus A330-300s also operate from Manchester to New York-JFK, Boston, Atlanta and San Francisco. Glasgow and Belfast International Airport offer a seasonal route to Orlando using Boeing 747s. Airbus A330s, Airbus A340s and Boeing 787s are used interchangeably on routes from London Heathrow Airport. In August 2002, Virgin became the first airline to operate the Airbus A340-600.
ICAO Code VIR
Company Headquarter Abbey Wood , United Kingdom
Number of Destinations 33
Year of Operation 1984
Fleet Size 46