UK aviation launches net-zero commitment for 2050

04 February 2020: As members of Sustainable Aviation, we are pleased to share that UK aviation has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Read the Sustainable Aviation Carbon Road-Map here

Change for Children

30 January 2020: Another record-breaking year for our onboard charity appeal. We've raised over £9.3 million since 2003.

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The environment. Our three priorities

26 September 2019: Find out more about our 3 point plan to reduce our carbon emissions.

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Responsible wildlife tourism

16 July 2019: Virgin Holidays will stop sales and promotion of captive cetacean (whale and dolphin) attractions, in favour of supporting wild watching and sanctuaries.

Learn more here 

Virgin Atlantic one of the top-scoring carriers in CDP list

13 February 2019: We've maintained our A- (leadership) score in the CDP climate list, which rates the environmental performances of corporations worldwide.

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Virgin Atlantic announces world first in race to develop new sustainable aviation fuel

13 September 2018: We're delighted to share the news that next month we will be making history by using LanzaTech's innovative new sustainable aviation fuel in a commercial flight for the first time.

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Introducing our new passenger carbon offsetting programme with ClimateCare

14 March 2019: We’re pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with climate and sustainable development experts ClimateCare to offer a world class carbon offsetting calculator for our passengers.

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Virgin Atlantic's first LanzaTech flight

3 October 2018: Today we welcomed the first ever flight into Gatwick using LanzaTech’s sustainable aviation fuel

Read more on the Virgin blog

UK Government funding for LanzaTech

04 July 2018: LanzaTech, Virgin Atlantic and partners are one-step closer to building the world’s first large scale Alcohol to Jet facility, producing commercial quantities of sustainable jet fuel in the UK, thanks to project development funding from the UK Government.

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We're pleased to have been chosen as the 2018 Global SDG Award Winner for SDG #13

05 April 2019: This award recognises our work with our partner LanzaTech, on developing their low-carbon sustainable jet fuel.

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Feel good food

20 April 2018: We’re thrilled to have received the ‘Innovation award’ at the 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards for our work with the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

Find out more information about this award

Sustainable Transport and Travel award

26 January 2017: We've picked up the Sustainable Transport and Travel Award at the edie Sustainability Leader's Awards for our work with LanzaTech, innovating on low-carbon fuels.

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Employee Engagement and Behaviour Change award

24 January 2018: We’re delighted to win the Employee Engagement and Behaviour Change award at the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards, recognising our airline Captains’ efficient flying study.

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Programme

18 January 2016: We've scooped an award at the Business Travel Awards 2016 for our Change is in the Air programme

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Three steps to tackle our footprint

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Waste watchers

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Stay sustainable: Virgin Holidays hotels

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Virgin Holidays – responsible whale and dolphin watching

At Virgin Holidays we believe the best way to experience whales and dolphins is in the wild. You really get to know the animals in their natural habitat, being able to do their own thing.