Virgin Atlantic Airways News Stories

Virgin Atlantic To Retire Flying Lady Figurehead

April 2, 2019

Virgin Atlantic is moving on from its Flying Lady motifs on the front of its aircraft, replacing them with a slightly more contemporary Flying Icons theme.


Virgin Atlantic Codeshare Adds Air France, KLM Flights

March 6, 2019

Virgin Atlantic is expanding its codeshare offerings with the addition of Air France-KLM flights on routes from the UK to the US via Paris and Amsterdam.


EU Clears Air France-KLM Purchase Of Virgin Atlantic Stake

February 12, 2019

The European Commission has approved the joint acquisition of Virgin Atlantic by Air-France-KLM, Delta and Virgin Group, concluding that there are no competition concerns over the deal.


Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group To Take Over Flybe

January 11, 2019

UK regional airline Flybe is to be taken over by a consortium that includes Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group.


Virgin Atlantic Pilots Call Pre-Christmas Strike

December 7, 2018

Several hundred Virgin Atlantic pilots will strike for four days in the lead up to Christmas in a bid to gain recognition for their union.



Flybe Talking To Virgin Atlantic On Possible Sale

November 23, 2018

UK regional carrier Flybe has confirmed media speculation that it is in discussions with Virgin Atlantic as part of a formal sale process announced last week.


easyJet Adds Virgin Atlantic To Connections Service

October 3, 2018

UK carrier easyJet continues to add airlines to its flight connections service, with Virgin Atlantic the latest to sign up.


Virgin Atlantic CEO Kreeger To Step Down

June 21, 2018

Virgin Atlantic chief executive Craig Kreeger will retire at the end of the year, to be replaced by the airline’s chief commercial officer Shai Weiss.


Virgin Atlantic Extends Economy Class Offerings

March 7, 2018

Virgin Atlantic is adding to the options for economy class passengers with the introduction of three classes of travel for those down the back of the bus.


Virgin Atlantic Pre-Tax Profit Edges Up

March 28, 2017

Virgin Atlantic posted a profit before tax and exceptional items of GBP£23 million (USD$28.5 million) for 2016, a 2.2 percent increase on the previous year.