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Virgin Atlantic plans direct flights between London and Dar es Salaam

LONDON, England — Virgin Atlantic is considering government proposal for the British airline to operate direct flights between London and Dar es Salaam to serve thousands of tourists and other trave

Sir Richard Branson to serve as stewardess on AirAsia X flight

He’s known for his unabashed publicity stunts but Sir Richard Branson’s latest escapade could leave him a little red-faced.

Delta-Virgin Atlantic partnership to offer more choice for customers out of...

LONDON, England – Delta Air Lines will significantly grow its presence at London’s Heathrow Airport when its partnership with Virgin Atlantic comes into force later this year.

Virgin Atlantic facing record annual loss

LONDON, England - British airline Virgin Atlantic is facing record annual losses of 135 million pounds ($202 million), raising fears of job cuts, The Sunday Times reported.

Virgin Atlantic launches new TV ad celebrating talented staff

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn. - A multimillion dollar television advertising campaign celebrating the extraordinary talents of Virgin Atlantic's employees launches this Saturday, December 29.

Virgin Atlantic to compete with BA on flights to Scotland

LONDON, England - Virgin Atlantic has won all of the London Heathrow take-off and landing slots that British Airways was forced to give up after the acquisition of bmi, and it aims to use them to comp

Virgin Atlantic CEO Steve Ridgway to retire in 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Virgin Atlantic CEO Steve Ridgway is retiring early next year, following 23 years with the British airline founded by Richard Branson.

Virgin Atlantic making its first foray into UK domestic market

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled plans to make its first foray into the domestic short-haul market, and will be competing with rival British Airways on lucrative London-Manchester route.

Virgin Atlantic brings the Clubhouse treatment to Newark Liberty

Virgin Atlantic has announced details of its latest investment in luxury travel - a brand-new Clubhouse at Newark Liberty Airport set to open in October 2012.

Virgin Atlantic celebrates first flight between London Heathrow and Vancouver

Virgin Atlantic inaugural flight arrived in Vancouver on May 25 and to mark the occasion, Sir Richard Branson was joined on the steps of the aircraft by Amy Williams MBE, winter Olympic Gold medallist

Virgin airlines team up to launch “Virgin Skies” advertising campaign

SAN FRANCISCO, LONDON and SYDNEY - Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Australia, today announce that all three award-winning Virgin airlines have joined forces for the first time ever

UK airlines’ chiefs inspect new Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Chiefs of the British carriers due to take delivery of Boeing's new "green" 787 Dreamliner jet will be at Heathrow Airport to inspect one of the new aircraft.

Virgin Atlantic employee resigns over celebrity leaks scandal

The airline, which is owned by Sir Richard Branson, opened an urgent investigation on Thursday night after the woman allegedly passed on information about eight celebrities to the Big Pictures agency.

UK carriers scream bloody murder over passenger duty hike

Four of the UK's leading airlines have slammed planned increases in airline passenger duty (APD) , claiming that the planned increase will reduce passenger numbers and hinder economic recovery.

Virgin Atlantic will not pass new UK tax onto passengers

Virgin Atlantic has made the decision not to pass on what it calls an “unfair retrospective” increase to passengers in the form of Britain’s Air Passenger Duty, according to a letter by CEO Stev

Sir Richard Branson: BA-BMI deal takes UK flying back to dark...

Passengers face higher fares and reduced services between Scottish airports and London Heathrow if British Airways succeeds in taking over rivals BMI, Virgin Atlantic has claimed.

Virgin Atlantic launches new flights between Vancouver and London

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn. - Virgin Atlantic has announced the launch of a new route between Vancouver and London Heathrow.

Virgin Atlantic chief: Battle to take over BMI very much still...

Virgin Atlantic chief executive Steve Ridgway has said that International Airlines Group, owner of British Airways, will have a “massive competition mountain” to climb if it is to be successful in

Virgin Atlantic pilots vote in favor of strike action

For the first time in their history, pilots of Virgin Atlantic have voted in favour of industrial action over pay.

Virgin Atlantic celebrates 25 years of flying between London and Miami

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn. - Today, Virgin Atlantic Airways will celebrate a quarter century of service between Miami and London.

Best Western launched global partnership deal with Virgin Atlantic

LONDON, Enland - Best Western has today launched a global partnership deal with Virgin Atlantic led by the hotel group's British office, based in York, which will see companies and their customers gai

More flights in and out of Kenya

(eTN) - Virgin Atlantic and Fly 540 are both increasing routes in Kenya, either in capacity or with extra flights.

Virgin Atlantic becomes latest A330 operator

Virgin Atlantic Airways, has for the first time in its history deployed a twin engine jet to serve on its transatlantic routes, using an A330-300 aircraft.

JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic team up on transatlantic travel

NEW YORK and LONDON - JetBlue Airways, New York's hometown airline, and Virgin Atlantic, the award-winning long-haul airline, today announced the launch of a new transatlantic interline partnership th

Alleged massage injuries cost Virgin Atlantic £300,430

LONDON, England – Two Virgin Atlantic massage therapists have been awarded GBP300,000 in damages from Virgin Atlantic for pain caused by alleged repetitive strain injuries from massages performed at

Air France, Delta seek to buy out Branson of Virgin Atlantic

The airlines, which are both members of the powerful SkyTeam alliance, have appointed Goldman Sachs to advise them on a potential approach.

Tony Fernandes may buy Virgin Atlantic

LONDON, England - The chief executive of Malaysia's AirAsia is considering a possible takeover bid for British airline Virgin Atlantic, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

Virgin Atlantic becomes 18th airline partner of Worldhotels

NEW YORK - Worldhotels has welcomed Virgin Atlantic as its 18th airline partner, further strengthening a network of frequent flyer programs that is the largest offered by independent hotels in the wor

Confrontation over time off brewing at Virgin Atlantic

The British Airline Pilots’ Association has called on Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. to hold “last ditch” talks on Aug. 24 to avoid a confrontation over time off.