Airline also looking for more long haul destinations
Virgin Atlantic is considering launching a short haul network in Europe in the next two or three years.
The airline, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is also looking to expand its range of long haul destinations with South American cities near the top of the list.
Paul Charles, director of communications for Virgin, said Europe was an "obvious" area for Virgin to expand into.
"We will see what will happen in the next two years," he said. "We would like a short haul network out of the UK but if it does not happen, we shall look for other opportunities."
Virgin did previously run services from London Heathrow to Dublin and Maastricht in the Netherlands but stopped them as it began to concentrate on its long haul operations.
Mr Charles said Virgin was not looking to expand in the next two years "which the whole industry is worried about."
But longer term, it wanted to expand its fleet - it already has 38 aircraft and has ordered six Airbus 380s and 15 of Boeing's new 787-9 Dreamliner planes - and its long haul destinations.
Mr Charles said "certain South American" cities had been discussed while there was also a possibility of flying to Thailand as well as other cities in Australia besides Sydney.
Mr Charles said the last 25 years had been a "fantastic achievement" for Virgin with a number of innovations since it launched its first transatlantic flight in a leased Boeing in 1984.
He said these included putting a screen on the back of all economy seats which most airlines had now followed, the launch of the Premium Economy class, its Upper Class Suite with its flat beds which again had been copied by other carriers and the Virgin Clubhouse lounge at Heathrow.
"In that time we have managed to beat off a flag carrier that was determined to make us disappear. But there are not many countries which have two long haul carriers. You do not have this situation in France, Germany, Spain or the Netherlands. It's quite unique to have two long haul carriers.
"Having competition certainly keeps you on your toes so it is very important to have healthy competition. It makes you constantly need to improve you service and give your customers more.
"We set out to be the best carrier out there and we still try to be the best out there. We don't always get it right but our customers love flying with us," he said.
Mr Charles said there was also a chance that Virgin might also join one of the alliances. "Not oneworld (to which BA belongs) but possibly Star if we were interested," he said.
But it was also becoming possible to fly around much of the world in airlines part-owned by Virgin.
These included Virgin Blue in Australia and Air Asia X, which is due to start low cost long haul services this week between London Stansted and Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia.
"We could do interlining. We have already launched round the world tickets to travel London to London going east or west," he said.
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