About Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic is a British Airline and considered to be of the more luxurious airlines in the world. It has been flying since 1984 and will celebrate 30 years of existence in year 2014. It is owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group. The Virgin Group owns it 51% and remaining 49% is owned by Delta Air Lines. The head office is situated at Crawley, West Sussex, England, near Gatwick Airport. It also holds a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Type an Operating License.
Originally known as British Atlantic Airways, the airline got its new name in the year 1984. The airline began operations on June 22nd, 1984 with the first flight between Gatwick and Newark with a leased Boeing 747-200 aircraft. In March, 2000, the company sold 49 percent stakes to Singapore Airlines. Since then the airline has grown to be one of the best airlines in the world. Virgin Atlantic Airlines used Airbus A340-600 in June 2002 and became the first airline to do so. The airline celebrated its 25th anniversary in June, 2009 with a series of exclusive offers, events and offered special red hot fares to popular destinations of the world.
Virgin Atlantic Flight Status
In keeping with their commitment to timeliness, Virgin Atlantic informs its travellers regarding any changes in flight timing via SMS to provide a seamless and pleasant experience to all their passengers. Travellers can also check the flight status of their Virgin Atlantic flights on MakeMyTrip. Travelers can check their Virgin Atlantic Airline flight schedule here.Check Status
Virgin Atlantic Information
As of March, 2011, the fleet of Virgin Atlantic Airlines consisted of 39 aircrafts. Specifically, there are 2 Airbus A330-300, 6 Airbus A340-300, 19 Airbus A340-600, and 12 Boeing 747-400.