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VIRGIN ATLANTIC LAUNCHES GATE-TO-GATE IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT


South Norwalk, CT (April 16, 2013)
Virgin Atlantic has announced that passengers will now be able to enjoy the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment systems prior to take-off, as well as during landing. That adds nearly two hours of access to Virgin Atlantic’s on-demand video system, which boasts over 300 hours of curated content, including blockbuster hits still playing in the cinema and indie standouts selected by our in-house experts.

Until recently inflight entertainment systems onboard Virgin Atlantic aircraft were turned on 25 minutes after take-off, and required stowing 40 minutes prior to landing. Now, following the safety demonstration, passengers in all classes of service can sit back, relax and peruse the best seatback selections in the sky.

Simon Bradley, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Virgin Atlantic, North America, commented:

“We are always looking to fly in the face of ordinary at Virgin Atlantic. And our passengers have long been raving about our in-flight entertainment, including the ‘Virgin Loves’ section of lesser-known independent movies from around the world. Now, it is available to them for even longer. Television is even more compelling on the tarmac!”

This month passengers can enjoy Oscar contenders including Argo, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Les Miserables. And that’s not to mention the television and music selections from around the world, as well as games like Caveman, Trivia Challenge, Who Wants to be a Millionaire … and a lot more.

To reach the Virgin Atlantic Press Office email Joshua Crouthamel at Joshua.Crouthamel@fly.virgin.com or call 1-203-750-2570

About Virgin Atlantic Airways
Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, was founded in 1984, and currently has 38 aircraft in its fleet. Virgin Atlantic offers service from ten US cities as well as Vancouver to London, and onto a range of long-haul destinations worldwide. From its main base at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports, Virgin Atlantic services destinations as far apart as Las Vegas, Tokyo, Mumbai, Boston and Shanghai. Even with Virgin Atlantic’s continued growth, service remains customer driven with an emphasis on value for money, quality, fun and innovation, ensuring flying Virgin Atlantic is anything but ordinary. Pioneering many air travel innovations, Virgin Atlantic recently received a number of travel trade awards including, for the fourth consecutive year, Travel Weekly’s “Best International Airline,” Global Traveler’s “Best Airline for Premium Economy Class,” Business Traveler’s “Best Premium Economy Class in the World,” “Airline with the Best Business Class Service in the World” for 2012 by Premier Traveler and, for the first time, CNN’s “Best Airport Clubs/Lounges” for the Clubhouse at New York’s JFK. For additional information, visit www.virgin-atlantic.com