January 27, 2015 7:54 AM 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 and Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited Launch Direct Service to London-Heathrow

Delta Air Lines completed another step toward becoming the carrier of choice for Los Angeles' entertainment and production communities with the recent introduction of service to additional industry destinations. In partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways, Delta will launch direct service to London-Heathrow on October 26, 2014; in December, 2014 Delta will add service to Vancouver, Canada, operated by Delta Connection carrier Compass Airlines. Like Virgin Atlantic, Delta's new London flight will arrive in Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3, and BusinessElite customers will have access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse. Both Delta and Virgin Atlantic offer full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access on all flights between Los Angeles and London. With the addition of the London-Heathrow and Vancouver routes, Delta now serves all the top entertainment destinations from Los Angeles, including Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Detroit; Miami; Nashville, Tenn.; New Orleans; New York; Paris; Raleigh, N.C.; Salt Lake City; San Francisco; Seattle; and Sydney. Delta also serves important automotive and tech industry destinations from Los Angeles, most recently announcing in September direct service from Los Angeles to Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. Other key components of Delta's tech and auto network from Los Angeles include Austin, Boston and Leon, Mexico.

VIRGIN Atlantic Airways to Cease Operating its Domestic Little Red Service in 2015

VIRGIN Atlantic Airways will cease operating its domestic Little Red service in 2015. The daily London Heathrow-Manchester route will stop at the end of March 2015, while Little Red's Heathrow to Edinburgh and Aberdeen flights will continue until September 2015.

Virgin Atlantic Airways to Cease Operating Its Domestic Little Red Service Next Year

Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited will cease operating its domestic Little Red service next year. The daily London Heathrow-Manchester route will stop at the end of March 2015, while Little Red's Heathrow to Edinburgh and Aberdeen flights will continue until September 2015. Little Red was launched in March 2013 to provide a feeder service to Virgin Atlantic's long-haul network.

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