20 September 2016: Our LanzaTech low carbon fuel project achieves breakthrough.
Our latest results
14 July 2016: Today we're releasing our annual sustainability report. For all the latest on how we're doing against our targets as well as some great case studies, click the link below.
18 January 2016: We've scooped the Business Travel Award 2016 for Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.
New Year's resolutions
01 January 2016: In this month's Vera magazine we talk about our New Year's resolutions.
Highlights of 2015
01 December2015: We take a look at the big news of 2015.
Feel good food
01 November 2015: In this months Vera we focus on the food and drinks we serve to our customers.
01 October 2015: Thanks to your generous support, we've raisied £3.3million for our charity partner Free The Children.
Waste not want not
01 September 2015: Ever wondered where your old blankets and headsets go? Read all about our recycling initiatives in this months Vera.
Trip of a lifetime
01 August 2015: One of our Free The Children scholarship trip winners, Fabian, tells us all about his journey to India this summer.
Sustainable aviation wins
07 July 2015: NATS' (The UK's air traffic management operator) have won Business in the Community's 'Engaging customers in Sustainability' award.
01 July 2015: Our latest edition of Vera tests your knowledge of our Change is in the Air programme. How will you fare?
Report out now!
25 June 2015: Our annual sustainability report is available to download now. Including record low carbon emissions and updates on all our activities. Click below for our full and summary reports.
01 June 2015: Our onboard Change for Children appeal and our people raised £37,173 in just two weeks for Save the Children’s Nepal Appeal.
01 June 2015: This month's Vera magazine takes a look at our partnership with One Water.
Soles 4 Souls
12 May 2015: Our cargo team worked with Soles4souls, Carnival Australia and Virgin Australia to help provide aid to victims of Cyclone Pam.
Vera this month
01 May 2015: Our onboard magazine Vera focuses on this years We Day UK.
10 April 2015: Five years on, we look at the impact we've had across Africa thanks to our supplier One Water.
01 April 2015: We shine the spotlight on people across the business and how they're delivering sustainability.
Our giving in 2014
16 March 2015: In 2014 we donated a huge £1,433,433.17 to charity.
We Day UK 2015
09 March 2015: 12,000 students and teachers attend the UKs 2nd We Day at Wembley Arena.
What's on Vera
01 March 2015: We take a look at our Adopt a Village programme in this months Vera Magazine.
Our newest edition
01 February 2015: In the spotlight this month is our brand new 787. Showcasing all her sustainable features, click below for a tour of our newest aircraft.
And our winner is…
09 January 2015: Congratulations to Mariame, our winner of the Change for Children donation box competition. Look out for her design in a Clubhouse near you.
Flying more quietly
15 December 2014: Our Annual Noise Management Strategy Update is out now. Find out more about how we've performed against are objectives.
Fuels roadmap out now
02 December 2014: Sustainable Aviation has launched the Sustainable Fuels UK Roadmap. Headlines include potential for a 24% reduction in aviation CO2 by 2050.
Lanzatech top the chart
11 November 2014: Our sustainable fuels partner, Lanzatech, has been voted #1 in Biofuels Digest Hot 50 Companies in Bioenergy.
Our 787 scoops award
5 November 2014: We have won the Quiet Mark Award of Distinction at The Noise Abatement Society, John Connell Awards. Our noise management strategy and new fleet of 787-9s helped us clinch the prize.
Sustainability Report '14
4 November 2014: Our new sustainability report is out today. Covering everything from our carbon footprint to our community investment programme.
Win a quiet flight
3 November 2014: To celebrate our award-winning Dreamliner becoming the first Quiet Mark awarded aeroplane, we are giving a pair of round trip tickets to Boston to one lucky winner.
1 November 2014: We’re partnering with The Carbon Neutral Company on our carbon offsetting scheme. To find out more about offsetting your flight, click the link below.
HSBC joins partnership
24 October 2014: HSBC is joining our exciting partnership with LanzaTech in preparation for a world-first flight using a ground-breaking low carbon fuel.
787-9 gains quiet status
15 October 2014: We have become the first ever airline to be awarded the prestigious Quiet Mark certification, for our new fleet of Boeing 787s.
UN Climate Summit
23 September 2014: IATA issued a joint declaration along with ICAO to announce the aviation industry’s commitment on actions to deal with climate change.
Inspiring trip to India
12 August 2014: Michelle writes about her amazing trip in India to meet the 30 lucky scholarship winners and the communities we are supporting.
Fuelling the Future
13 July 2014: A discussion paper published by Sustainable Aviation calls for a review of the UK government’s sustainable aviation fuels policy.
Runner-up at 2degrees
9 July 2014: Our sustainable fuels partnership was voted runner up for ‘Innovation of the Year’ at the 2degrees Champions Awards. Emma Harvey (Head of Sustainability) was a finalist for ‘Member of the Year’.
1,200 fruit trees for India
30 June 2014: In the last six months our team has raised a massive £147,351.26. Of this £50.160, is for our fruit tree campaign in India.
Our new animation
1 June 2014: Narrated by Sir Richard Branson, this 3.5 minute animation shows what we're doing to reduce our environmental impact and to support communities in need.
Clean water isn’t a luxury
19 May 2014: Donations made by our customers to our onboard Change for Children appeal has provided more than 19,920 people with clean water.
Virgin Atlantic shortlisted
1 May 2014: We’ve been shortlisted for two awards - ‘Innovation of the Year’ for our partnership with LanzaTech and ‘Member of the Year’ for our very own Head of Sustainability, Emma Harvey.
New Sustainability Policy
16 April 2014: We’ve updated our Sustainability Policy, which sets out our key targets and initiatives for our environmental and community investment activities.
Our amazing partnership
7 April 2014: Since our partnership began in 2010, Free The Children has captured the hearts, minds and imaginations of our people, our passengers and also thousands of students across the UK.
Malala inspires at We Day
11 March 2014: Twelve thousand students celebrated change with world-renowned speakers!
Prince Harry attending We Day UK!
3 March 2014: We are thrilled to announce that Prince Harry will be attending, and speaking at We Day UK!
Business Travel Awards
20 January 2014: Our Corporate Social Responsibility programme was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Business Travel Awards 2014.
Aid for the Philippines
4 January 2014: We delivered 13 tonnes of supplies including medicines and health kits to the Philippines. Our onboard appeal also raised over £32,000.