Atlantic is one of Virgin Group´s airlines considered to be one of the most luxurious ones in the world. It operates continental flights from London to Norteamérica, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. It was established in 1982 in the UK and its present operating bases are situated in London Heathrow airport and Gatwick airport.
The company´s first flights were to the Faulklands. Then, in 1984 Mr Richard Branson bought the company starting flights to the U.S.A. the same year with a single Boeing 747-200.
5.3 million passengers were carried by Virgin in 2011which makes the company U.K.´s eight largest as far as passengers are concerned.