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Virgin Atlantic releases iPhone app for people afraid of flying

Virgin Atlantic has announced that its highly acclaimed Flying Without Fear course with a success rate in excess of 98% - is now available as an app for iPhone and iPod touch from the App Store - the first of its kind.

Virgin Atlantic launches new flight to Puerto Rico

Virgin Atlantic has launched its inaugural service between London Gatwick and San Juan, Puerto Rico. This will make it Virgin Atlantic’s 9th Caribbean destination and the airline’s 30th destination worldwide.

Virgin Atlantic launches new Gatwick Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic launches new Gatwick Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled a new Clubhouse at Gatwick featuring a luxurious Cowshed Spa. The new Clubhouse has re-opened after a complete refurbishment. It’s over 795 square metres in total, with seating for 130 passengers and offers a choice of areas to cater for different needs.

Virgin Atlantic named coolest travel brand

Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading airlines, has been revealed as a ‘CoolBrand’ for 2009/10, by the Superbrands organisation. Virgin Atlantic was the only travel company to feature in the Top 20, and was the clear winner of the Travel category.

Virgin Atlantic’s new baggage police – as easy as 1, 2, 3

Virgin Atlantic, the award-winning long-haul airline, has unveiled its new baggage policy, making it as easy as 1, 2, 3, for travellers. From 25 November 2009, Virgin Atlantic will be introducing a “piece system” across its network for all tickets booked after that date.

Virgin Atlantic launches one-stop travel shop online

Virgin Atlantic passengers can now organise their travel documents at the same time as their flight tickets through a new partnership announced this month.

Virgin Atlantic implements joint e-ticketing with Eurostar

Passengers travelling on Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, can now book Eurostar tickets for onward high-speed journeys between London, Paris and Brussels.

Virgin Atlantic boss says aviation taxes are out of control

Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic, has warned that the UK Government’s plans to increase taxes on air passengers are out of control and will hurt passengers, the aviation industry and developing regions such as the Caribbean and Africa.

Virgin Atlantic and V Australia announce partnership

Virgin Atlantic and V Australia have joined forces in a new loyalty programme agreement which allows travellers to earn miles when flying on the networks of both airlines.

Virgin Atlantic offers bags of fun with online check-in promotion

Virgin Atlantic is offering its passengers a great incentive to get their holidays off to the best start this summer. Between 1 July and 31 August 2009, all passengers travelling from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow Airports who check in online will receive £6 off their duty free shopping onboard the flight.

Post holiday blues hit before the plane lands

Research released today from Virgin Holidays has found that almost a fifth (18%) of UK holidaymakers start suffering the symptoms of post holiday blues before they even board their return flight, with the exact time it takes for symptoms to start a mere 6.21 hours after landing – just enough time to collect your bags, get home and stick the kettle on!

A new community for travel lovers

During Virgin Atlantic’s 25th anniversary, the airline hopes to give something back to its loyal customers and travellers, by launching This website has been designed as a Travel Community, a place for travel lovers to easily share their stories and experiences across the world.

Virgin Atlantic announces ANA code-share

Virgin Atlantic and Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) are delighted to announce a new code-sharing agreement under which both carriers will offer more convenience and choice to travellers.

Virgin Atlantic celebrates 20 years of Tokyo flights

Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, this month celebrates 20 years of flying to Tokyo. Virgin Atlantic first launched flights between London and Tokyo in May 1989 and has since carried nearly 3m passengers on the popular route. Originally departing from Gatwick, the service moved to Heathrow in 1991.

Virgin Atlantic celebrates 25th birthday

Virgin Atlantic celebrates 25th birthday

Virgin Atlantic has been celebrating 25 years in the sky by re-creating the inaugural flight from the 22nd June 1984. Furthermore, Sir Richard Branson topped off the celebrations by announcing a $2.1 Billion order 10 Airbus A330’s.