Passengers uplifted by Virgin Atlantic in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2019

Virgin Atlantic Airways uplifted roughly 5.6 million passengers in 2019, up from 5.7 million passengers in 2008. Between this time period, the number of passengers uplifted by the company demonstrated a declining trend.

Virgin Atlantic Airways

Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited is a British airline with its headquarters located in Crawley, UK. It was established in 1984 and formerly known as British Atlantic Airways. Virgin Atlantic is majority-owned by the Virgin Group and is based at Heathrow Airport. In 2018, Virgin Atlantic employed 7,629 people and generated over 2.3 billion British pounds in revenue. The airline incurred a 56.2 million British pounds loss in that same year. In addition to its passenger aviation, the company also performs cargo services which saw a continuous decline since 2013, down to approximately 177,300 metric tons in 2019.

Passenger aviation in the UK

Passenger aviation plays a crucial role in the UK as a quick and often cheaper alternative to travel within the country. As of 2019, there were a multitude of airline services companies in the country offering services ranging from ultra-low-cost to traditional airlines. As the second leading UK-based airline company, British Airways Plc uplifted over 44.5 million passengers in the UK in 2019. British Airways generated over 13 billion British pounds in revenue from its operations in 2019.

Number of passengers uplifted by Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2008 to 2019

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Release date

May 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2008 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

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