Comedians take stand-up to the highest heights this August

By: Maxine Sheppard

August 1, 2014

This August, top comedians will be filling the air with laughter in a series of sky-high gigs on board Virgin Atlantic Little Red flights. Kicking off today with two fantastic performances from Russell Kane, our Little Red flights became the unofficial 300th Fringe venue, with passengers having the last laugh as they were treated to an exciting taste of the biggest ever Edinburgh Festival Fringe before they even touched down.

Russell Kane_Little Red Live On Air_1 RESIZED.jpgRussell Kane performing on board Little Red as part of Virgin Atlantic LIVE: On Air

The Little Red LIVE series of exclusive on-board performances are part of the 2014 Virgin Atlantic LIVE: On Air activities, with a stellar comedy line-up featuring Russell Kane, Richard Herring, Carl Donnelly and Tom Craine.  Delivering entertainment at 35,000 feet, the performances on selected flights between London Heathrow and Edinburgh will kick off the 2014 Fringe experience for those planning a weekend at the world renowned festival, as well as providing those unable to attend with an opportunity to experience the laughter of the Fringe first hand.

Virgin Atlantic Little Red is also giving you the opportunity to show off your comedy prowess. Tell us your funniest joke on our Facebook page using #LittleRedLive to be in with the chance of winning Little Red flights.

If you want to catch one of the remaining exclusive sky-high performances, simply book yourself onto our Little Red domestic service on one of the following six flights between London Heathrow and Edinburgh:

8th August – Carl Donnelly

  • VS3006 – EDI-LHR – 1320 / 1450
  • VS3009 –  LHR-EDI – 1625 / 1745

15th August – Tom Craine

  • VS3006 – EDI-LHR – 1320/1450
  • VS3007 – LHR-EDI – 1515 / 1635

22nd August – Richard Herring

  • VS3006 – EDI-LHR – 1320 / 1450
  • VS3009 –  LHR-EDI – 1625 / 1745

“To follow the success of the first on-board live performances in 2013, we’re providing our passengers with another great line-up of comedy gigs in true Virgin Atlantic style, ensuring we offer an unforgettable and inimitable flying experience,” said our founder and president Richard Branson. “Virgin Atlantic Live: On Air reinforces again why our customer service is second to none.”

Russell Kane_Little Red Live On Air_2 RESIZED.jpgRussell’s performance will be followed by more laughs from Carl Donnelly, Tom Craine and Richard Herring

Bringing a splash of red to the UK’s skies, Little Red is our short haul service and flies six times daily between London Heathrow and Edinburgh, three times daily to Aberdeen and four daily round-trips to Manchester. The short haul service offers a free checked-in baggage allowance of 23kg, free carriage of sports equipment, pre-assigned seating, complimentary snacks and drinks, (including a hot breakfast on early morning flights) plus great onward connections to long haul destinations across the world.

The 2014 Fringe will see 49,497 performances of 3,193 shows in 299 venues across Scotland’s capital city. According to organisers, the number of shows reflects an 11% increase on last year’s programme, making it the biggest ever in the history of the Fringe.

Visit Virgin Atlantic LIVE: On Air for more information on the comedians and the Little Red LIVE comedy performances, or book your Little Red flight with us today. 


Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the co-editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.

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