Heathrow Unveils Six New Summer Routes, Enhancing Travel Options for Passengers

As the season changes, Heathrow is delighted to announce 6 new airline routes available to passengers this summer  As of 31 March, our summer season kicks off and passengers will have more options than ever to soak up some sun away from home. The new airline routes are Abu Dhabi, Kos, Izmir, Bangalore, Barcelona and… Read the full press release

dnata Welcomes Virgin Atlantic’s Return to Dubai International Airport After Nearly 4 Years

(IN SHORT) dnata, a global air and travel services provider, has welcomed Virgin Atlantic back to Dubai International Airport (DXB) for the first time since March 2019. dnata’s dedicated team will provide ramp and passenger services to ensure the airline and its passengers experience the highest level of quality and safety. Virgin Atlantic resumed its… Read the full press release

Heathrow Introduces Pre-Bookable Security Slots for Passenger Convenience

Heathrow launching 6-month trial for passengers to pre-book a slot at security giving them extra peace of mind when travelling The trial will initially open to passengers in Terminal 3 travelling with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates and Virgin Atlantic – with more airlines added during the trial Findings from the trial will inform… Read the full press release

Heathrow’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Incentive Scheme Triples Use in 2023, Making Airport a Major User of Greener Jet Fuel

Increasing number of flights at Heathrow to be powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) helping cut carbon emissions Team Heathrow on track to be one of world’s largest SAF users in push to get to at least 10% usage by 2030 £38m fund incentivising airlines to make the switch and power their aircraft in part… Read the full press release

easyJet and Virgin Atlantic to raise funds for UNHCR’s humanitarian efforts in Ukraine through charity football match

London, UK, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet and Virgin Atlantic have announced that staff will meet on the pitch for the first time in aid of UNICEF and UK for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to help raise funds for children and their families affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The airline vs. airline… Read the full press release

Face coverings at Heathrow no longer mandated from Wednesday 16 March

From Wednesday 16 March, face coverings at Heathrow will no longer be mandated in Heathrow terminals, rail stations or office buildings British Airways and Virgin Atlantic welcomed the move, signalling they will be revising their onboard face covering policies as well Change in policy comes amid continued success of the vaccination programme and as society… Read the full press release

Las Vegas welcomes the return of Virgin Atlantic Airways as international borders open

LAS VEGAS, NV, 2021-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly 20 months after the last transoceanic flight carrying tourists landed at LAS, Virgin Atlantic Airways returned to Las Vegas on Monday, Nov. 8. The Boeing 787-9 touched down the same day policies for foreign national air travelers to the United States changed, allowing more vaccinated international visitors… Read the full press release

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic join forces to celebrate return of US to UK nationals

Customers return to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights to the US on Monday 8 November as country relaxes entry requirements It marks the first day since March 16, 2020 that the vast majority of UK nationals have been able to fly to the US Airlines will celebrate the easing of restrictions with a unique show… Read the full press release

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow partner to make travel for fully vaccinated customers quick and easy

Later this week customers travelling on selected flights from the US, Caribbean and Europe to London Heathrow will be invited to take part in a proving trial to support the Government in lifting some of the most onerous restrictions for travellers arriving from ‘amber list’ countries Fully vaccinated travellers of all nationalities will be able… Read the full press release

easyJet welcomes Virgin Atlantic as new ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ airline partner

easyJet extends ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ to new connections airline partner Virgin Atlantic LUTON, England, 2018-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today (02 / 10 / 2018) announced that it has signed up Virgin Atlantic as a new airline partner to its unique connections service  ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ This means that from… Read the full press release

Virgin Atlantic introduces augmented reality to familiarize cabin crew with new aircraft as part of an innovation collaboration with SITA

New app part of joint exploration with SITA into the future benefits of AR for air transport London, UK, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Atlantic is introducing innovative training technology – as part of an innovation collaboration with SITA, the leading global IT provider – that allows the airline’s cabin crew to use… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport holds a successful event to make airports feel like ‘a less scary place for people with hidden disability, their families and carers

Travelling through an airport can be a challenge for people with restricted mobility and/ or a hidden disability Event designed to give an overview of airport processes before people travel Airports from across the world contacting Gatwick about introducing a Hidden Disability Lanyard scheme GATWICK, UK, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports can be challenging, confusing environments and… Read the full press release

Heathrow Airport hosts its first annual special assistance Open Day

Airport hosts first ever Open Day for those with disabilities and mobility restrictions 36 exhibitors took part, including charities and airlines, and passengers were able to experience what an airport journey would be like More than one million passengers at Heathrow request special assistance LONDON, 2017-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Heathrow welcomed over 80… Read the full press release

Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic further expands codeshare agreement

Codeshare partnership will provide more travel options between nine destinations in North America and the Indian subcontinent MUMBAI, India, 2017-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic today announced a further expansion of their codeshare agreement between India and the United States, providing greater choice and enhanced connectivity via London Heathrow. The… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport to move its three major airlines in January as part of its strategic transformation programme

easyJet to move to the North Terminal from 24 January British Airways and Virgin Atlantic switch terminals from 25 January The transition has been planned for two years – Gatwick is ready  LONDON, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Three of Gatwick’s major carriers will move terminals in January. British Airways will move to the South… Read the full press release

Virgin Atlantic and Flybe announce sale fare to worldwide destinations from Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2016-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Virgin Atlantic and Flybe have announced a sale fare to a range of worldwide destinations including Barbados, Las Vegas and Orlando. The return fares are on sale now until 21st April and are valid for travel on various dates throughout 2016 and 2017. Return Economy fares from:… Read the full press release

Travelport announces the renewal of its full content agreement with Virgin Atlantic

Langley, UK, 2014-04-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, today announces the renewal of its full content agreement with Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s leading airlines. Building on the existing relationship between the London-based carrier and Travelport, the renewed agreement will ensure that content… Read the full press release

Norwegian Long Haul signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Virgin Atlantic

2013-05-14 — /travelprnews.com/ — Norwegian Long Haul has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Virgin Atlantic. The agreement enables Norwegian to tap into Virgin Atlantic’s expertise on long-haul operations, while Virgin Atlantic’s instructors will receive pilot training on board Norwegian’s brand new 787-8 Dreamliner. Norwegian’s first Dreamliner is due for delivery at the end of… Read the full press release