Sarah Harding joins Virgin cabin crew for Miami celebration

Ruth Doherty

Sarah Harding travelled all the way to Miami International Airport to add a splash of glamour to Richard Branson's bash celebrating 25 years of Virgin connecting Miami and London.

Dazzling in a scarlet dress, Sarah stood by Branson as he spoke of the company's achievements.

He said: 'This is a fantastic milestone in Virgin Atlantic's history.

'Miami was the second route Virgin Atlantic launched two years after the airline began and to think that we are now a world class airline with 32 long haul destinations is a dream come true.'

Branson, Harding and two air hostesses then stepped on the wing of a Virgin plane to pose alongside the two countries' flags.

Sir Richard picked up the Girls Aloud star in his arms as they all posed for photos.

Since the airline's first flight in 1986, Virgin Atlantic's fleet has flown a total of 67 million miles to and from Miami and served clientele with over five million of their signature meals and ice cream.

Passengers who have travelled in Upper Class and Premium Economy have also enjoyed 165,000 bottles of champagne, which equates to 990,000 glasses served since launch.

Branson added: 'Our promise to our passengers when we launched the route was to offer a fantastic quality of service and innovation onboard at great value and I believe that we continue to fulfil that promise 25 years later.'

Since the airline began flying from London to Miami 25 years ago, 4.5 million passengers have taken the trip with Virgin.

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