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November 25, 2015 3:49 PM ET


Company Overview of Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited

Company Overview

Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited offers commercial airline services. It offers flights to various destinations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The company also offers hotel and car booking services; and cargo transportation services. Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited was formerly known as Ritter Public Limited Company and changed its name to Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited in May 1984. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is based in Crawley, United Kingdom with additional offices in the United States, West Indies, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited operates as a subsidiary of Virgin Atlanti...

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: 56
Founder and President
Age: 65
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 47
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President of Cargo
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited Key Developments

Virgin Atlantic Announces Executive Changes

Virgin Atlantic has appointed Don Langford as its senior technology leader. Langford takes on the role of Senior Vice President Technology, the equivalent of a CIO, and will be responsible for leading the technology team at the UK-headquartered international airline and will oversee all of the technology initiatives which are key components for positioning the airline for future success. Responsibilities include the implementation of the new Passenger Service System, Air4, which will be introduced in 2016. Langford will report to Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger. Langford replaces David Bulman who was Director of Information from November 2011 to April 2015. Langford joins Virgin Atlantic from American Airlines. He has been in the air transport business for 30 years and had roles including Vice President Customer Care and worked for American Airlines in the UK, India and Europe and was also managing director of American Airlines operations at Heathrow.

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Airways Announce New Route Between New York JFK and Edinburgh

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Airways will commence a daily service from Edinburgh Airport direct to New York JFK starting May 27, 2016. With the addition of Delta's service to New York, passengers will have increased choice in both direct routes to New York, as well as better connectivity across all of North America via Delta's extensive network and Sky Team alliance at New York JFK. The airline will offer all passengers on-demand access to in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the aircraft. Those travelling in the Delta One cabin will also benefit from full flat-bed seats and a range of personalised dining options.

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways to Offer Customers Two New Routes

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways will offer customers two new routes across the pond with the introduction of Delta's nonstop service from Salt Lake City to London Heathrow and New York-JFK to Edinburgh, Scotland, beginning in May 2016. The routes add to the value that the Delta-Virgin Atlantic joint venture provides customers through an aligned route network offering more frequencies, competitive fares and harmonized service. Starting May 1, 2016, Salt Lake City will be Delta's eighth U.S. destination from Heathrow and the only nonstop service between London and the Mountain West. As the large airline operating in Salt Lake City, Delta offers connections to more than 50 destinations throughout the Western U.S. and into Canada. Daily nonstop service between New York-JFK and Edinburgh will begin on May 26, 2016, offering customers in the U.K. up to 60 convenient onward connections from JFK. Delta's new service from Scotland's capital city joins Virgin Atlantic's three times weekly summer seasonal service from Glasgow to Orlando. Passengers travelling in the Delta One cabin on both the Salt Lake City to Heathrow and New York-JFK to Edinburgh flights will enjoy full flat-bed seats and a range of personalized dining options. Additionally, all passengers will have access to on-demand in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the aircraft.

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