Virgin Atlantic was founded by Richard Branson in 1984 and by the end of the century, 1 million passengers had flown with the airline. A few awards and a knighthood later, the airline continues to go from strength to strength and remains a popular choice for travellers across the globe.
With flights to over 200 US destinations, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are truly redefining transatlantic travel. Passengers are guaranteed to experience exceptional personal service, with access to movies, TV, music and games, Wi-Fi on all flights and some of the best premium cabins in the sky.
Economy – 3 new ways to fly
Academic clients can benefit from exclusive fares when booking one of Virgin Atlantic’s Economy services through Diversity Travel. Enjoy a three-course meal, drinks and snacks throughout your flight. Settle in to over 300 hours of award winning inflight entertainment. Keep devices charged with in-seat power and stay connected to business with WiFi*.
Virgin and Delta Air Lines are able to offer the following Economy services:
- Economy Light – Hand luggage only and seat allocation**
- Economy Classic – Take a 23kg bag and choose your seat for free
- Economy Delight – Benefit from Premium Check In and priority boarding, choose your seat for free, take a 23kg bag and enjoy an extra legroom seat
**You can also choose your seat for £30 24 hours before departure or in advance of this
Clients hoping to fly with Virgin in the future can look forward to a new flying experience, as a new order of 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft has been announced for 2019! This represents a massive investment in the future of a younger, cleaner, quieter fleet that also offers an amazing onboard experience to customers.
Furthermore, from March 2019 there will be an increase of services available from Manchester. This includes a new route to Los Angeles operating three times a week and services to Las Vegas four times a week. But this is just the beginning; Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic will be forming a transatlantic Joint Venture, marking the start of an exciting future for the airline and its partnerships. Watch this space!