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NEWS May 11, 2024 SAF Powered Test Flight Shows Reduction in Carbon Emissions Virgin 100 was the first ever flight to cross the Atlantic Ocean on 100% sustainable aviation fuels. After a year of planning between numerous companies, regulatory approval for the unique blend of SAF used, and six months of data analysis after the flight, Virgin Atlantic has released results showing a major reduction in carbon emissions. Read More →
NEWS Apr 22, 2024 New Data Suggests a Rise in Aircraft Near-Misses While it is true that plane collisions occur quite frequently, recent events may be overstating just how often they may occur. Accidents themselves do not occur as often as many believe and it is incredibly rare for a plane to experience difficulties during the flight itself. Read More →
STORIES Apr 10, 2024 The World's Longest Eco-Friendly Flight The conversation about aviation and sustainability has recently revolved around sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). One company has been very progressive in its research of SAFs and has applied its functionality to a cross-Atlantic flight. In late 2023, Virgin Atlantic flew Flight100 from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) on a fuel based out of 100% sustainable fuels. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 07, 2024 The Environmental Impact of Air Travel and Sustainable Solutions As the COVID-19 pandemic is nearing its end, air travel is constantly increasing, with an estimated 4.7 billion passengers to travel in 2024, beating the 4.5 billion passengers that traveled in 2019. This also means more fuel burn is caused by commercial jets, leading to environmental pollution. Therefore, a new type of aviation fuel, called sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), was invented to reduce air pollution. Read More →
NEWS Jan 26, 2024 Virgin Atlantic Flight Grounded After Passenger Spots Four Missing Bolts on Wing On January 15, a Virgin Atlantic flight from Manchester Airport (MAN) to New York City's JFK Airport (JFK) was canceled moments before takeoff after an observant passenger spotted four missing bolts on the Airbus A330's wing. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Nov 10, 2023 The World's Best Airport Lounges With airlines transporting millions of passengers annually, they have invested millions into showing their luxuriousness and sleek styles. From Frankfurt to Istanbul, airlines worldwide have unique styles with bars, spas, and cigar lounges. Let's look at the top 5 best lounges around this sphere we call Earth. Read More →
NEWS Apr 06, 2023 Virgin Atlantic Suspends Flights to Pakistan Virgin Atlantic recently announced its suspension of services to Pakistan as it further reviews its network. The airline is keen on resuming services to more business or premium-oriented destinations that were previously suspended during the pandemic. Read More →
NEWS Feb 11, 2023 Introducing SkyTeam's Newest Member: Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic has announced the date it intends to join the SkyTeam Alliance. The move is an exciting one, connecting British passengers to even more international destinations through its newly-grown route portfolio. Read More →
TRIP REPORTS Nov 13, 2022 Trip Report: Atlanta to London on Virgin Atlantic's A350 Last summer I had the chance to check out Virgin Atlantic's A350-1000 from Atlanta to London, and this is a brief summary of what was a very enjoyable experience. Read More →
NEWS Oct 31, 2022 Virgin Atlantic Inaugurates its First Airbus A330neo Virgin Atlantic's first-ever A330-900neo operated its inaugural flight from London Heathrow to Boston last week. Flight VS 11 departed London Heathrow at 17:47 and headed across the Atlantic for a 6-hour and 30-minute flight before landing in Boston one hour early at 19:24 local time. Read More →