Virgin Atlantic is the British company of the famous businessman Sir Richard Branson and his first airline. He went on to found Virgin America, Virgin Australia and Virgin Galactic, the first company to operate public space flights.
Virgin Atlantic has established itself as one of Europe's top airlines, operating a fleet of all long-haul aircraft and flying to every continent (except Europe and Australia) from its London bases at Heathrow and Gatwick.
They are one of the few airlines to offer a relatively cheaper option to ride on the top deck of the legendary Boeing 747s, with a few rows of regular economy class. Most other airlines have only premium class seats on the upper floors. Virgin Atlantic's Boeing 747s fly mainly on routes from Gatwick and Manchester to Florida and the Caribbean.
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