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Virgin Atlantic Airways is a British carrier, in 51 percent belonging to the Virgin Group, and in 49 percent to Singapore Airlines. The history of the creation of the airline dates back to 1982. An American lawyer, Randolph Fields, came up with the idea of opening an airline between the UK and the Falklands after the Falklands War. He named the airline British Atlantic Airways. It turned out, however, that the runway at Port Stanley airport is too short. Subsequent attempts – creating connections between London and New York and Newark – also did not bring the expected result. Randolph Fields finally sold the lines to the founder of the Virgin Group, taking the position of the chairman of Virgin Atlantic.
The first connection was made on June 22, 1984, between Gatwick and Newark, on a leased Boeing 747-200. In 1986, the airline began to fly to Miami, in 1988 to New York, in 1989 to Tokyo, in 1990 to Los Angeles.
In 2000, 49 percent of the carrier's shares were sold to Singapore Airlines.
In the Virgin Atlantic network there are connections to North America, the Caribbean, Australia and Asia. The carrier has eight codeshare agreements with other airlines.
You can take hand baggage onboard of Virgin Atlantic Airways planes. Its dimensions and weight are determined by the airline and may vary depending on the booking class or route.
Registered luggage registered in Virgin Atlantic Airways must also have certain dimensions and weight. Here, too, everything depends on the travel class and route.
With Virgin Atlantic aircrafts you can travel in the Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class classes. The Economy class offers standard flight conditions. Premium Economy passengers have priority to enter the plane, free of charge can choose a seat onboard, sit in comfortable, wider seats, have more legroom, can work on their laptop having access to WiFi. Upper Class are private sky-high apartments, as seats with a single button spread to the position of a flat bed, available to everyone is a spacious table, a storage space for a laptop and a separated space at the airport.
On Virgin Atlantic international routes, you can check-in online from 24 hours to 2 hours before the planned departure, and for domestic flights from 24 hours to 65 minutes.
Fleet of Virgin Atlantic Airways consists of 41 planes of type Airbus A330-300, A340-300, A340-600, Boeing 747-400, B787-9.
London Gatwick International Airport is the second, after Heathrow, the busiest international airport of London. It is located 40 km south of the center of the British capital and the same distance to the north of Brighton. Within the port area, there are many bars, restaurants, cafes, there are also a lot of multi-branch stores, including duty-free. 8 car rental companies provide services in the arrivals hall. In the southern terminal there is a 24-hour internet cafe, and there are special points at the airport with wireless Internet access.
In the economy class, the airline serves, depending on the time of flight, dessert, breakfast or other light meal. Passengers receive bottled water, and alcohol can be purchased before dinner. On the night flights, the airline serves tea or hot chocolate. In the Premium Economy class, passengers are served dishes on fine porcelain. You can choose between three delicious main dishes and order wine, either white or red. After dinner, you can enjoy a liqueur. Upper Class passengers are additionally greeted on board with a glass of champagne.
Virgin Atlantic airline was the first to offer onboard entertainment for individual passengers in all flight classes. They have at their disposal a lot of films of various genres, including for children, music, audiobooks, games.