About This Statistic
This statistic shows the total number of passengers uplifted by Virgin Atlantic Airways in the United Kingdom (UK) between 2008 and 2015. 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. Its fleet size today includes 40 planes with 29 destinations worldwide. Virgin Atlantic is majority owned by the Virgin Group and is based at Heathrow airport. Virgin Atlantic's passenger numbers dipped a little during the time period displayed in this statistic, but overall grew from 5.7 million in 2008 to 5.8 million in 2015.
From 2008 to 2011 the number of passengers uplifted by Virgin Atlantic Airways dropped from 5.72 million passengers in 2008 to 5.28 million passengers, a decrease of approximately 8 percent. After this decline, the number of passengers picked up again growing from 5.28 million passengers in 2011 to almost 5.97 million passengers in 2014. After this increase the numbers of uplifted passengers decreased again slightly, resulting in 5.77 million uplifted passengers in 2015.