- Airline to offer customers Christmas meals from the 24th to 26th December
- Further celebratory treats will be offered to passengers travelling over New Year
It’s the most wonderful time of the year onboard Virgin Atlantic flights, as the airline is set to offer customers a fun and festive menu for Christmas.
Customers travelling in every cabin on selected flights from 24th-26th December will be able to tuck into seasonal favourites, featuring roast turkey with all the trimmings and a mushroom and butternut squash Wellington. Either way, there’s something delicious for everyone to enjoy.
Chocolate lovers will be pleased as an array of festive desserts are available across the cabins, including milk chocolate and caramel mousse in Economy and chocolate and caramel crunch in Premium. After a mouth-watering millionaire’s chocolate log, Upper Class customers can cleanse their palates with a cheese platter of dreams. Lindt chocolate reindeers will also be served, spreading the Christmas spirit in the skies.
As 'Tis the season to be merry, Virgin Atlantic has created a special festive-inspired Mile High Tea for Premium and Upper Class customers that's full of cheer and delicious delights. Brie and cranberry and cheese and fig chutney finger sandwiches are paired with a chocolate orange mini Christmas pudding, mince pie éclair, blackberry & bay leaf macaron and a warm scone. Served with a sparkling Christmas Spirit cocktail, mixing velvety smooth Black Cow Vodka with Champagne bubbles.
Virgin Atlantic customers can also countdown to midnight on New Year's Eve over a personal, mini bottle of champagne, available to Upper Class and Premium passengers on all flights departing on 31st December. All passengers on flights departing the UK will get a taste of Lily O’Brien’s signature chocolates, Keylime Pie and Le Crunch Chocolat.
Corneel Koster, Chief Customer and Operating Officer at Virgin Atlantic, commented:
“We know how much our customers are looking forward to travelling over Christmas, whether it be for some winter sun or to spend time with their loved ones. We want to ensure they start their journey with Virgin Atlantic in the best way possible and are more than ready to celebrate the festive period, as we get our customers to their destinations in style."
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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 2022, Virgin Atlantic was voted Britain’s only Global Five Star Airline by APEX for the sixth year running in the Official Airline Ratings. Headquartered in London, it employs over 6,500 people worldwide, flying customers to 29 destinations across four continents. Virgin Atlantic recently continued its expansion in the US, announcing a new route to Tampa from November 2022, following the launch of flights to Austin in May 2022.
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. On 3 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 is also set to join the global airline alliance SkyTeam in 2023. Virgin Atlantic will become SkyTeam’s first and only UK member airline, enhancing the alliance’s transatlantic network and services to and from Heathrow and Manchester Airport.
Sustainability remains central to the airline, which is committed to achieving net zero by 2050. To meet this goal, Virgin Atlantic welcomed the first of 16 A330-900neos in October 2022. The A330-900neos are equipped with the most fuel-efficient engines and designed to be 11% more fuel and carbon efficient than the A330-300s that they replace and deliver a 50% reduction in airport noise contour. These investments reaffirm the airline’s dedication to flying one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets in the skies, resulting in the reduction of carbon emissions by 20%, increasing to 30% in 2027.
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