Virgin Atlantic celebrates Ruby anniversary with savings across cabins

  • Customers booking in Economy Classic & Delight can save up to £99, the cost of Virgin Atlantic’s first ever flight from London Gatwick to Newark on 22nd June 1984
  • The promotion will be live from Friday 21st June to Monday 24th June, spanning the airline’s birthday weekend
  • For those booking in Premium, the saving will be £199, and £299 in Upper Class
  • Virgin Atlantic Holidays is also offering savings of up to £200 on holidays or flight & hotel packages

Forty years ago, Virgin Atlantic was founded to shake up the airline industry, by offering customers choice and unique, personal experiences. The airline carried its first customers between London and New York offering something exciting and different and has continued to change the game ever since.


The cost of Virgin Atlantic’s first ever flight was just £99, so to mark its Ruby anniversary, the airline is offering up to £99 off Economy Classic & Delight return flights departing the UK. Whether you’re a sun seeker longing for that warm weather in Antigua, Barbados, or Grenada, or if you’re looking to explore the sights of famous cities including New York, San Francisco or Washington, there’s something for everyone. Customers booking in Premium can take advantage of £199 off, whilst those looking for luxury in Upper Class can slice £299 off the price. It's as simple as entering the code ‘FORTY’ before completing your booking.


Virgin Atlantic Holidays is also joining in the fun, with savings of up to £200 available on holidays or flight & hotel packages on all destinations when departing from the UK. This offer will give customers a £25 per person automatic saving, plus by using the promo code ‘BIRTHDAY’, customers will receive an additional £100 when spending a minimum of £3000.


There's no time to waste, as the discounts are only available from first thing Friday morning (00:01, 21st June) to Monday 24th June at 23:59. Subject to limited availability and full terms and conditions. Valid on departures from 24th June 2024 to 31st December 2024.


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About Virgin Atlantic    


Virgin Atlantic was founded by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson in 1984, with innovation and amazing customer service at its core. In 2023, Virgin Atlantic was voted Britain’s only Global Five Star Airline by APEX for the seventh year running in the Official Airline Ratings. Headquartered in London, it employs more than 8,500 people worldwide, flying customers to 30 destinations across four continents throughout the year.


Alongside shareholder and Joint Venture partner Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic operates a leading transatlantic network, with onward connections to over 200 cities around the world. In February 2020, Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic launched an expanded Joint Venture, offering a comprehensive route network, convenient flight schedules, competitive fares and reciprocal frequent flyer benefits, including the ability to earn and redeem miles across all carriers.  Virgin Atlantic joined SkyTeam in March 2023 as the global airline alliance’s first and only UK member airline, enhancing the alliance’s transatlantic network and services to and from Heathrow and Manchester Airport. 

Virgin Atlantic has been pioneering sustainability leadership for more than 15 years, committing to Net Zero by 2050 and continuous action that reduces environmental impact. 


The airline operates one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the skies, with an average age under seven years. In October 2022, Virgin Atlantic welcomed the first of 16 A330-900neos to the fleet, continuing its transformation towards 100% next generation aircraft by 2028.  In November 2023, the airline led a consortium to deliver the world’s first flight across the Atlantic on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), demonstrating that 100% SAF can be used safely as a drop in fuel in existing infrastructure, engines and airframes. The need to scale production is an industry imperative and Virgin Atlantic is committed to radical collaboration across the energy chain to support commercialisation ahead of 2030.


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