Virgin Atlantic Resumed Operations Between London and Cape Town

On November 5 Virgin Atlantic resumed operations between London (LHR) and Cape Town (CPT), after an absence of 638 days. This route will complement its non-stop services to Johannesburg (JNB). Flight VS 478 was operated in a Boeing 787 registered with the registration number G-VFAN and christened "Pin Up Girl",…

Virgin Atlantic Reveals Its First Next Gen Airbus A330neo

Earlier this week, Virgin Atlantic revealed images on Twitter of its freshly painted Airbus A330neo. The highly anticipated aircraft is just one of the carrier's 16 Airbus A330-900s firm orders that were placed during the 2019 Paris Airshow. The new aircraft in Virgin Atlantic's fleet is expected to enter service…

Virgin Atlantic and Kenya Airways Announce Interline Agreement

Kenya Airways and Virgin Atlantic have announced an interline agreement, aiming to provide convenient connections for customers between Africa and Europe. The interline agreement will allow passengers to connect travel with a single ticket between points of the networks of both carriers. Under the agreement, Kenya Airways will extend its…

With the Designer: Virgin Atlantic Shows Off Innovative A330neo Cabins

Virgin Atlantic’s first Airbus A330neo is preparing to touch down in the U.K. this September. The arrival of the first aircraft will mark a major milestone in the carrier’s fleet transformation over the past five years. The airline placed a firm order for up to 16 A330-900s in 2019, making…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Service Between London Heathrow and Tampa

On Wednesday Virgin Atlantic announced that it will continue its transatlantic expansion with a new nonstop service from its London Heathrow (LHR) hub to Tampa, Florida (TPA). Service to The Sunshine State will begin on November 3, 2022, just in time to capture the winter demand.  The carrier will initially…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Return of Flights to Cape Town

Virgin Atlantic is resuming its seasonal service to Cape Town, seven years after axing the South African city from its network. The U.K. carrier will operate daily Boeing 787-9 flights between London Heathrow and Cape Town from November 5 until March 24, 2023, complementing its existing daily service to Johannesburg.…

Analysis of the U.K. Aviation Industry

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was monumental for the aviation industry across the globe. It only took a matter of a few weeks for a proclamation to be accurate with airlines across the globe shredding their operational flying programs. While most aircraft were mothballed in anticipation, airline executive boards…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Return of Full Complement of US Destinations

Virgin Atlantic has announced that from April it will reinstate its full portfolio of destinations in the U.S. The return to a number of U.S. airports and an increase in frequency to others has been driven by a 50% increase in passenger demand from 2021 in light of relaxed travel…

U.K. ‘Open for Travel’ with Lifting of Testing for Vaccinated…

The U.K. government has declared that England is "open for travel? with the announcement that all Covid-19 testing requirements will be lifted for vaccinated travellers starting at 4 a.m. on Feb. 11. The removal of the often-changing and expensive testing conditions comes ahead of the one-week mid-term school holiday break…