Tag: Virgin Atlantic

WestJet and Virgin Atlantic announce significant expansion of codeshare relationship

Beginning this winter, WestJet guests will gain access to an extensive list of unique international destinations via London’s Heathrow Airport, through the expansion of WestJet's codeshare agreement with Virgin Atlantic. Through this expansion, WestJet will sell itineraries including flights op...

Scammers target airline customers with fake social media accounts

Scammers target airline customers with fake social media accounts

Scammers are using fake social media accounts to con customers attempting to contact airlines with queries and complaints, it has emerged. According to the UK consumer watchdog Which?, fraudsters are impersonating trusted airlines "with ease". Fake X (formerly Twitter) accounts now exist for e...

Virgin Atlantic reports total revenue of £3.1bn for 2023 financial year

Virgin Atlantic reports total revenue of £3.1bn for 2023 financial year

Virgin Atlantic has released its annual financial results for the year ending 31 December 2023, reporting a total revenue of £3.1bn. Compared to 2022, the "record" amount indicates an increase of £265mn. Meanwhile, Virgin claims continued cost discipline, combined with enhanced fleet utilisa...

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic CEOs to speak at Sustainable Skies World Summit 2024

Aviation leaders Shai Weiss, CEO of Virgin Atlantic and Sean Doyle, CEO of British Airways as keynote speakers at the Sustainable Skies World Summit 2024. Taking place 15-16 May 2024, Sustainable Skies World Summit 2024 will see representation from the global aerospace, energy, manufacturing, fin...

Commercial airlines and EcoVadis launch the sustainable airlines initiative

Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic today announced the launch of the Sustainable Airlines Initiative (SAI) in partnership with EcoVadis. Driven by members’ commitment to improve sustainability performance, the SAI will work to accelerate sustainable practices through close coll...

Virgin Atlantic implement payment orchestration with CellPoint Digital

Virgin Atlantic Airlines and its affiliated tour operator, Virgin Atlantic Holidays, have teamed up with the leading payment solutions provider for the airline industry and a pioneer in Payment Orchestration, CellPoint Digital. The full implementation of CellPoint Digital's Payment Orchestration ...

Is sustainable fuel as green as the aviation industry claims?

This week marked what the aviation industry saw as a triumphant first with the successful flight of a Virgin Atlantic aircraft powered entirely by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) across the Atlantic. Upon landing in the US, Sir Richard Branson said the achievement will hopefully mean "the start of a...

WATCH: Virgin Atlantic’s fully SAF-powered Dreamliner lands after ‘historic’ transatlantic flight

Yesterday, Virgin Atlantic's fully-SAF powered Dreamliner landed in the US after it flew across the Atlantic from London Heathrow to New York JFK. The flight, dubbed Flight100, was fully-powered by SAF (sustainable aviation fuel), making the "historic" journey the first of its kind. Sir Richard Br...

Virgin Atlantic makes first transatlantic flight with sustainable fuel

Virgin Atlantic's highly anticipated transatlantic flight running on "100 per cent" sustainable aviation fuel is set to take off today. The "historic" flight, dubbed Flight100, taking off from London Heathrow this morning and landing later today at New York JFK, has been hailed as an industry first...

Virgin Atlantic to make 100% sustainable aviation fuel flight

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has issued Virgin Atlantic with a permit to fly a world-first transatlantic 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) flight. Virgin Atlantic plans to fly across the Atlantic from London Heathrow to New York JFK on 28 November 2023 to test and showcase the feasibi...

dnata welcomes Virgin Atlantic back to Dubai

dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has welcomed Virgin Atlantic’s return to Dubai International Airport (DXB) for the first time since March 2019. The company’s dedicated team will deliver a range of ramp and passenger services, ensuring the highest level of quality and...

Virgin Atlantic selects Amperity to deliver ai-powered unified customer profiles

Amperity, the leading enterprise customer data platform (CDP) for consumer brands, today announced Virgin Atlantic as a new customer for its critical data foundation. Amperity will help unify, manage, and activate all of the travel company’s digital and transactional customer data, to deliver...

Virgin Atlantic selects amperity to deliver AI-powered unified customer profiles built on first-party data foundation

Amperity, the leading enterprise customer data platform (CDP) for consumer brands, today announced Virgin Atlantic as a new customer for its critical data foundation. Amperity will help unify, manage, and activate all of the travel company’s digital and transactional customer data, to deliver...

Climate charity slams use of frequent flyer progammes by UK airlines

Climate change charity Possible has slammed UK airlines for the use of frequent flyer programmes (FFPs) in a new report. The paper, titled 'Pointless: The climate impact of frequent flyer status', criticises airlines for encouraging customers to fly more, contributing to the impact of carbon emis...

96% Virgin Atlantic pilots vote in favour of industrial action as strikes loom

Image credit: Aric Chen/Unsplash 96% of Virgin Atlantic (VA) pilots have voted in favour of taking industrial action after “serious concerns” have been raised about fatigue and wellbeing. In an internal ballot by the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), the company’s pilots union, a...

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