Happy Birthday to Us! Virgin Atlantic Turns 25
- Prime Minister
As part of the celebrations at Heathrow Airport before the historic departure, Sir
Speaking at Heathrow Airport, Sir
"I am so proud of what we have achieved in the last 25 years. It is a tribute to the staff of Virgin Atlantic that we are in the leading position we are in today. It seems a long time ago that we took that first flight in 1984, and so much has been achieved since then. We would like to thank the millions of travelers that have put their faith in us and the thousands of staff who have created such a great airline."
"Today's milestone is a huge accomplishment for Virgin Atlantic. In the last 25 years, our 8500 staff worldwide have helped us build a fantastic airline against all the odds, whether battling with our competitors or enduring the ups and downs of the aviation industry. Since 1984 Virgin Atlantic has grown up a lot but thanks to the creativity, enthusiasm and hard work of our staff, we are definitely still red hot!"
The airline also received a special birthday message from Prime Minister
"I'm delighted to congratulate Virgin Atlantic on your 25th anniversary.
Today's special birthday flight will be under the command of Captain
During the birthday flight guests will enjoy a taste of the 1980s, with special themed music and meals designed with an 80s twist. Among the movies onboard will be 'Airplane', which was famously shown on the airline's first ever flight. Entertainers will also be onboard to ensure that everyone is in the party spirit. Once in
Over 65 million passengers have chosen to travel with Virgin Atlantic since its launch in 1984. The airline now flies to 30 destinations around the world, from its main bases at London Heathrow and London Gatwick, using a modern, young fleet of Airbus A340 and Boeing 747 aircraft.
For further information please contact the Virgin Atlantic Press Office on (203) 750-2570 or log onto www.virginatlantic.com
SOURCE Virgin Atlantic
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