In 1984, Richard Branson announced plans to launch a high-quality, value-for-money airline. Three months, a few licences and an aircraft packed with celebrities later, Virgin Atlantic Airways was born.
By the end of its first decade in business, Virgin Atlantic had flown over one million passengers around the world. Since then, the growth has continued, from the launch of the new Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow in 2006 to its pioneering world-first biofuel flight by a commercial airline. Virgin Atlantic continues to break new ground, with additions of 10 Airbus A330-300s to the fleet, a luxurious Upper Class Suite, and new routes to Vancouver, Mumbai and Cancun.