September 28, 2016 7:30 PM ET


Company Overview of Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited

Company Overview

Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited provides commercial airline services. It offers flights to various destinations in the United States, Africa, Asia, Mexico, the Middle East, and internationally. The company also offers hotel, car, flight, and holiday booking 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, the West Indies, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and internationally. Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited opera...

The Office

Manor Royal

Crawley,  RH10 9NU

United Kingdom

Founded in 1981


44 844 811 0000


44 129 374 7582

Key Executives for Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 57
Founder and President
Age: 66
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 48
Executive Vice President of Operations
Senior Vice President of Cargo
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited Key Developments

Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic Cargo Renews Cargo Deal

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Virgin Australia have signed a new long-term agreement as per which Virgin Atlantic will continue to provide international long-haul cargo sales and management for Virgin Australia. Since February 2009, both the airlines have worked together, with Virgin Atlantic taking responsibility for all cargo revenues on Virgin Australias long-haul flights to and from Sydney and Brisbane and Los Angeles. From Los Angeles, cargo customers are able to connect into Virgin Atlantic's network.

Airbus Announces an Order from Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Airways has finalised a $4.4 billion deal with Airbus to buy 12 A350-1000 aircraft, including eight A350-1000s and four new aircraft on long-term leases. Delivery for the eight A350-1000s will begin in 2019 and the remaining four aircraft will be delivered from 2020 onwards and leased on a long-term basis from ALC. The deal also includes a lease option for a fifth aircraft.

Virgin Atlantic Unveils Two New Routes from Manchester Airport

Virgin Atlantic has announced the launch of two new routes from Manchester Airport to San Francisco and Boston in summer 2017. The new routes will mean America is more accessible than ever before from the North of England as Virgin Atlantic introduces Manchester Airport's first ever direct flights to San Francisco, and a brand new service to Boston.

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