Virgin Atlantic airlifts 3m passengers, 5.5m cargo, celebrates 18 years of flights on Lagos-London route

…introduces discount fares

Posted by Sade Williams

Virgin Atlantic is celebrating 18 years this July since it launched its first flight from Nigeria on 6 July 2001 on-board a Boeing 747-200 from Lagos to London and beyond.

Since the year 2001, Virgin Atlantic has welcomed over three million customers on board and carried over 5.5 million kilograms of Cargo.

Today customers travelling with Virgin Atlantic enjoy a daily service to London Heathrow on board a state of the art Airbus 330-300 with Wi-Fi in all cabins.

The Lagos to London service offers a consistent long haul experience for those customers connecting from Lagos seamlessly via London Heathrow to destinations throughout North America across the Virgin Atlantic network including New York and Boston, the leading commercial and educational cities of the US East Coast.

To commemorate the special day, the airline introduced a special birthday offer with fares starting from NGN304, 000 in Economy Class. These fares include taxes and charges are available for sale until Monday 08 July by logging onto www.virginatlantic.com or calling 01 448 3000.

Justin Bell, Commercial Manager at Virgin Atlantic, Nigeria says, “July 2019 marks 18 years of flying between Lagos and London for Virgin Atlantic. Our customers continue to enjoy amazing service from the best crew in the business, great food, inflight entertainment, Wi-Fi and much more! All of this on the most timely and reliable direct service between Nigeria and the UK.

“It has been an honour for Virgin Atlantic, Nigeria’s airline of choice to the UK, to connect this great nation of travellers with London and the rest of the world.

“To celebrate this landmark, we are offering a special 18th birthday fare. We look forward to having you on board one of our flights soon”, he said.

For passengers travelling in all cabins, three meal choices are available – some of which cater for the Nigerian palate. As part of the in-flight entertainment, in addition to box office UK film titles, Virgin Atlantic offers a number of Nollywood films across a range of genres.

Virgin Atlantic has helped communities in Nigeria by engaging in corporate social responsibility activities, which includes delivery of medical supplies to local maternity wards as well as facilitated long-term business mentoring with Sir Richard Branson for some Nigerian entrepreneurs.

Virgin Atlantic will continue to take the lead by offering innovative service and experience that is unrivalled and a delight to customers. We strive to continue to discover innovative ways to serve our customers, offering an experience that is different from the rest of the aviation world.

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