Virgin Atlantic Airways currently has 36 aircraft in its fleet, 17 Boeing-787s and 19 Airbus A330/350s.
Since 1984, the airline has been connecting the airports of London-Gatwick and Newark with each other and also acts as a competitor to British Airways, with whom it has also had a number of legal proceedings in the meantime. The route from London-Gatwick to Miami followed only 2 years later, as well as flight connections to Tokyo, Los Angeles, Boston and Orlando at the beginning of the 90s. After British Airways decided to remove the Union Jack from its aircraft fleet in 1997, Virgin Atlantic simply took over the logo, which is now visible on all aircraft and bears the slogan "Britain's Flag Carrier". The highlight of this successful airline was the sale of 49% of the company's shares to Singapore Airlines in 1999. The airline is also very well known and appreciated for its excellent service on board the planes. All planes have a very wide seat pitch and their own screens with a wide range of entertainment. In this respect, Virgin has also won several awards in the last decade.
Virgin Atlantic's route network now covers the entire globe. The company now flies from its hubs in London and Manchester to more than 30 airports on almost every continent. Some destinations in Africa are, for example, Johannesburg and Lagos, in Asia Delhi and Lahore, in North America and the Caribbean San Francisco, Boston, Havana and Montego Bay, Tel Aviv in the Middle East.
Virgin Atlantic Airways also has codeshare agreements with more than ten different airlines, including Air France/KLM, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, which means that many more international destinations can be booked.