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The success of our business strategy requires us to build on our foundations by focusing on the business and leisure markets, and driving efficiency and effectiveness.
Our mission statement
Our mission statement is simple, yet the foundation of everything we do here at Virgin Atlantic Airways...to embrace the human spirit and let it fly,
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Virgin Atlantic is a major British success story. From our first leased jumbo to the UK's second largest long haul airline, we've come a long way, and there's still much more to do! Take a look at our story by clicking on the links below...
Back in the early 80s Richard Branson was probably best known for Virgin Records - the legendary record label that signed major names like the Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson and The Human League. In 1984, much to the horror of his directors, Richard announced to the world that a high quality, value for money airline would begin operating within three months. Three months, some licences, staff and an aircraft packed with celebrities later, Virgin Atlantic Airways was born. By the end of the decade we had flown over 1 million passengers and started shaking up services onboard by being the first airline to offer individual TVs to their business class passengers...
Founder of Virgin Atlantic, Richard Branson.
Premium Economy seating onboard Virgin Atlantic aircraft
The Virgin Atantic Clubhouse at Heathrow
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We've been winning awards since 1986 and we're honoured to receive them! Take a look at a selection of our awards below...
Data Storytelling awards
Winner of the Real-time data and automation award
World Travel Awards
Europe’s leading airline to North America
Silver – Best airline for groups
Wearable Technology Show
Smart Technology Award
Future Travel Experience Awards
Best Passenger Assistance Initiative
Best Airline Website as voted for by consumers
Online Retail Awards
Winner of the coveted ORA Prix d'OR (top accolade)
Best Leisure & Travel Website
World Travel Awards 2013
Our London Heathrow clubhouse lounge, crowned winner of Europe's leading airline lounge 2013
BIMA Awards 2013
Commended - Website User Experience
Digital Impact Awards
Bronze - Best use of digital in the travel and leisure sector
Chartered Institute of Marketing's Travel Industry Group Awards
Travel Brand of the Year
Campaign of Year
Best TV Commercial
Best Press Campaign (Upper Class)
Best Website (VSFlyinghub – our global trade website not VAA.com)
Best Brochure - Little Red Book – our interactive online Flying Club brochure
Best Airline Website
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