Virgin Atlantic is a British airline, owned by Sir Richard Branson and Singapore Airlines. They accept cats and dogs only (with the exception of breeds listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act and most snub nosed pets). Your pets are allowed on the flight when transported in the hold, a ventilated and pressurised part of the aircraft.

Pets on flights must be pre-booked with Virgin Atlantic, which can be arranged by the knowledgeable team at PetAir UK.

As with every pet flight, your pet will need the correct documentation depending on where your pet is travelling to. The requirements for each country are different and can be quite complicated, so please do contact the team at PetAir UK and we will be able to advise you or have a look here.

Pet flights will need to be booked a minimum of 7 days before departure, and for flights to South Africa, Dubai and Australia bookings need to be made through IPATA agents, such as PetAir UK.

Virgin Atlantic transport pets into the UK, to the USA and other locations around the globe. Each country has its own regulations on importing and exporting pets, which can be found here.

There are strict regulations on pet travel crates which need to be met before the pet is allowed on the flight, such as dimensions, water supply and material.

Virgin Atlantic fly to destinations worldwide, so you are sure to find your perfect flight. PetAir can take care of everything so your furry friends can join you in these locations.

PetAir UK have ample experience in transporting pets with Virgin Atlantic, our priority is getting your pets there securely and comfortably.

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Questions on taking pets on Virgin Atlantic? Call our experts on 01725 551124.

Harley dog to Canada

Harley flew to Canada during coronavirus lockdown. April 2020

Thank you for the follow up!  Harley made it safe and sound and honestly PetAir UK made this the EASIEST process of my life.  I was not worried about her and the fact that you were able to pick her up and provide a crate for her made things that much better.  I am so happy to have my fur baby back.

N Bishop
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Pixel to USA – October 2019

I can’t thank you and all of the Pet Air team enough for being so perfect: so prompt, attentive, communicative, always available to clarify any questions I had, to calm my worries, so lovely to Pixel.

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Ayumi and Askari to the USA – September 2019

Thank you for everything!! The cats arrived safely and they are settling in nicely. You have all been so amazing and taken the stress out of this experience for us. Thank you again.

The Patel family