Virgin Atlantic


Virgin Atlantic will join SkyTeam in early 2023.

The airline first took to the skies in 1984 to shake things up, bringing a sparkle of red, a touch of wit and a passion for flying. Today, Britain’s second largest long-haul carrier proudly flies over five million people a year direct to 27 destinations across the UK, US, Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Israel.

Doing things differently remains at the heart of everything they do, from the smallest touches like a quintessentially English cream tea at 30,000 feet, to investing over $17 billion into transforming their fleet into one of the youngest, quietest and most fuel-efficient in the world.



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5+ million

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are many benefits for Virgin Atlantic customers:

  • Seamless travel across an extensive network of 1,000+ destinations
  • More opportunities to earn/burn miles worldwide across SkyTeam’s member airlines
  • Access to 750+ SkyTeam and partner lounges
  • Elite Customer Recognition

Joining SkyTeam will offer Virgin Atlantic many opportunities including: 

  • 10,000+ daily departures across a wide network, particularly across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and China in particular
  • Access to unique digital transformation opportunities to deliver enhanced customer benefits
  • Greater potential to forge commercial partnerships, including codeshares, with other SkyTeam members
  • Potential to realize synergies in the areas of technology, airport experience, customer service and loyalty and sustainability. 

We expect that customers will be able to earn miles effective early 2023, with redemption of miles available via call centers. Online redemption of miles will be phased in throughout 2023.  

Yes, SkyPriority services will be offered to Elite Plus customers along with benefits including additional baggage allowance and guaranteed economy booking on sold out flights. 

We’re working closely with Virgin Atlantic regarding access to the Clubhouses. Our ambition is that all Elite Plus members will have access to every one of the Clubhouses. We know that they are world famous and will bring significant new benefits to the relevant SkyTeam members.

We’re working closely with Virgin Atlantic regarding access to the Upper Class Wing.