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Name: VIRGIN SUN
7JetSet7 Code: VSN
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: CRAWLEY
Country: ENGLAND
Employees 450
Web: virginholidays.co.uk
Email: matt.jenkins@virginholidays.co.uk
Telephone:
Fax:
Sita: LGWHCVS
Background
(definitions)

STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1999. INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

MAY 1999: OWNED BY VIRGIN HOLIDAYS (VAA).

PAX SVCS FROM LONDON GATWICK (LGW) AND MANCHESTER TO MEDITERRANEAN & EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS.

2 A320-200'S (CFM56-5B4) (764, G-VTED, EX-AWA; 978, G-VMED), VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS (VAA) LEASED.

APRIL 2000: FLIES TO 18 MEDITERRANEAN DESTINATIONS.

MAIN BASE: LONDON GATWICK.

HUB: MANCHESTER.

IN SUMMER, TO START FLYING FROM NEWCASTLE, AND EAST MIDLANDS.

SITA: LGWHCVS (COMMERCIAL). (matt.jenkins@virginholidays.co.uk).

JUNE 2000: 1 A321-211 (1233, G-VKIS "SUNKISSED GIRL"), GECAS (GEH) 5 YEAR LEASED.

JULY 2000: SEASONAL CHARTER, MANCHESTER - NAPLES (DAILY).

MARCH 2001: FIRST CHOICE, PARENT COMPANY OF AIR 2000 (ATZ), BUYS VIRGIN SUN (VSN) FOR #5.9M POUNDS.

APRIL 2001: (http://www.virginsun.co.uk).

MAIN BASE: LONDON GATWICK (LGW).

AUGUST 2001: 450 EMPLOYEES.

(http://www.virginholidays.co.uk).

SEPTEMBER 2001: Ceased operations.

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
VSN-A320
VSN

March 2003:

3 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4) (764, /98 G-VTAN "SUNSHINE GIRL" EX-(AWA); 978, /99 G-VMED "MEDITERRANEAN MAIDEN;" 1130, /99 G-VKID "SUNDANCE KID"), (GEF) LSD, (ATD) MAINT/COMPONENT SPT, 180Y.

0 A321-211 (CFM56-5B3) (1233, G-VKIS "SUNKISSED GIRL"), (GEF) 5 YR LSD, 6/00, RTND 1/03, LST (LTE). 220Y.

Management:
(definitions)

SIR RICHARD BRANSON, CHAIRMAN.

RON SIMMS, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

IAN BROOKS, GENERAL MANAGER.

PETE EVANS, GENERAL MANAGER (AIRLINE).

 
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