About Virgin Atlantic Airways Virgin Atlantic was launched in 1984 and has become one of the highest-quality airlines. 8 years later, Virgin Atlantic released their first Super Economy, later winning a award for the Premium Economy. Virgin began expanding and buying more planes to travel to many more destinations, later creating the revolutionary, Upper Class Suite, making this the longest, most comfortable and desirable flat bed and seat for the Business Class. Virgin Atlantic fly to many destinations, including Africa, Asia, around Europe, USA, Australia and many more destinations across the world. The airline is the world-first low carbon aviation fuel chosen for Virgin Atlantic, with just half the carbon footprint used.