57th Independence anniversary: Virgin Atlantic celebrates with Nigeria, offers travellers special fares on Lagos-London, other routes  

Mr. Samuel Lindfield, Country Manager, Virgin Atlantic


…Special fares from Lagos to London, New York and more

…Sale fares in all cabins

…Virgin Atlantic becomes the first airline to offer Wi-Fi on all flights


By Sade Williams


Virgin Atlantic is celebrating Nigeria’s 57th Independence Day by offering its customers incredible savings during the 8 day sale.


The special Independence Day sale launched today, runs until 02nd October with travel valid up to 30 November 2017.


According to a statement released by the airline in Lagos, passengers planning a trip to the UK can enjoy discounts in Economy, Premium Economy or Upper Class cabins with fares starting from $357 in Economy, $1057 in Premium and $2,257 in Upper Class.


Celebrating this occasion, Mr. Samuel Lindfield Head of Nigeria at Virgin Atlantic, said: As Nigeria marks this 57th Independence Day we are offering our customers a special discounted air fare to help plan their next trip. Customers travelling on 1st October are also in for a special surprise at the airport.


“Virgin Atlantic offers daily flights to the UK and we pride ourselves on making travel that little bit more fun, and more exciting – from inflight Wi-Fi  to having the largest fully flatbed available in business class. We are always looking for ways to ensure our customers are surprised and delighted by every journey with us. With Virgin Atlantic offering over 9,000 seats to Nigeria direct from London every month, we look forward to being at the forefront of this incredible journey, playing our part developing the cultural, economic and political links between the U.K. and Nigeria.


“We aim to be the first choice airline of Nigerians travelling to the U.K. and beyond, by offering thoughtful, innovative and reliable service to our customers who have so well supported us during our own 16 years flying between Lagos and London. We look forward to the opportunity to serve Nigeria for many more years to come”, he added.


All fares, he said, are exclusive of taxes and terms and conditions apply


Virgin Atlantic was founded by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson over 30 years ago after he decided the UK aviation industry needed shaking up and an injection of style. On 22nd June 1984, Virgin Atlantic’s inaugural flight to Newark took place, on an aircraft filled with personal friends, celebrities and the media.

The airline has pioneered a range of innovations setting new standards of service. For example, Virgin Atlantic was the first airline to introduce the Premium Economy product, include a bar in every aircraft for Upper Class customers, offer seatback TVs on every seat in every cabin, develop a fully flatbed seat and fly a commercial aircraft on biofuels. Despite Virgin Atlantic’s growth, the service still remains customer driven with an emphasis on value for money, quality, fun and innovation.


Today, Virgin Atlantic flies to over 30 destinations worldwide, including locations across the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Virgin Atlantic currently has a fleet of 39 aircraft, which is comprised of Boeing 747s, Boeing 787s, Airbus A340-600s and A330-300s.

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