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With its unique logo and red livery, Virgin Atlantic is one of the most well-known airlines in the world. The company was founded by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and co-founders Alan Hellary and Randolph Fields in 1984. After disagreeing with Richard Branson, Fields sold his shares in what is without a doubt one of today's most successful airlines. On 22nd June 1983, what was to be the first of thousands of Virgin Atlantic flights took to the air. The flight to Newark Liberty International Airport from London Gatwick airport set the standard and offered passengers their first taste of the new breed of transatlantic flights.
Initially, Virgin Atlantic flights between London and New York were an alternative to traditional 'red-eye' routes offered by more expensive carriers like British Airways. The airline now flies to several cities in the US as well as destinations in the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and Asia. Some of the exciting routes provided by Virgin Atlantic include:
Passengers can choose Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class when booking Virgin Atlantic flights. There is even an extra leg room option for those who like to stretch out. In-flight services are very good and you'll enjoy drinks and snacks en route with the option of entertainment such as movies or music on the seat back TV. When flying Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic, passengers can take advantage of a chauffeur driven car to and from the airport at each end. If you're leaving from Heathrow Terminal 3 you will enjoy access to the Clubhouse and fast track boarding. On board, Upper Class passengers can relax on almost flat beds for the duration of their flight.