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Air Partner’s Travel division celebrates 20th anniversary

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:49

The Travel division of Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, is this month celebrating 20 years of organizing flights for groups travelling on scheduled airlines. During this time, ... Read More

Qatar Airways: Investment in Air Italy fully compliant with US-Qatar Open Skies Agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019 15:45

Following recent false accusations relating to Qatar Airways’ shareholding in Air Italy, such baseless statements and consistent inaccuracies need addressing as a matter of urgency. Qatar Airways holds a 49 ... Read More

Boston-Logan Airport: New international routes

editor editor- April 2, 2019 02:42

The last 24 hours have brought 2 new international flights to Boston Logan International Airport, thanks to Delta joint venture partners KLM and Virgin Atlantic - setting the stage for ... Read More

Barbados Tourism announces solid 2018 performance

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 02:10

CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William ‘Billy’ Griffith, has revealed that Barbados enjoyed a 2.7% increase in stay-over arrivals last year, compared to the corresponding period in ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic says Shalom to Tel Aviv and Good Bye to Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 10, 2019 19:13

Sir Richard Branson said no to Dubai and yes to Tel Aviv as of September 25, 2019when Virgin Atlantic will start service to the Israelis largest city from London Heathrow ... Read More

Heathrow Airport unveils new locations for Business Summit series

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2019 19:25

More businesses than ever before will work with Heathrow to explore new global markets and supply chain opportunities, as 11 locations are set to host Heathrow Business Summits, announced today. ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic pilots: All I want for Christmas is recognition

editor editor- December 10, 2018 14:05

In a dispute centered on union recognition, the Professional Pilots Union (PPU), which represents about a third of pilots at Virgin Atlantic airline, will strike over being excluded from talks ... Read More

Delta Air Lines adds more key markets for Boston customers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 10, 2018 05:14

Delta adds more key markets for Boston customers: Chicago, Cleveland, Newark and Washington, D.C. Delta is Boston's fastest-growing carrier by daily departures, and has more than doubled domestic daily departures ... Read More

Delta Air Lines carried 15.5 million passengers in ‘record’ November 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2018 06:10

Delta Air Lines today reported operating performance for November 2018. The company carried 15.5 million customers across its broad global network, a record for the month of November. For the ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic plans direct flights between London and Dar es Salaam

editor editor- June 17, 2013 05:00

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 ... Read More

Sir Richard Branson to serve as stewardess on AirAsia X flight

editor editor- April 9, 2013 10:37

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

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

editor editor- March 22, 2013 06:08

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. Read More

Virgin Atlantic facing record annual loss

editor editor- March 11, 2013 09:42

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. Read More

Virgin Atlantic launches new TV ad celebrating talented staff

editor editor- December 29, 2012 07:27

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

Virgin Atlantic to compete with BA on flights to Scotland

editor editor- November 20, 2012 10:53

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 ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic CEO Steve Ridgway to retire in 2013

editor editor- September 10, 2012 02:41

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. Read More

Virgin Atlantic making its first foray into UK domestic market

editor editor- August 22, 2012 08:09

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. Read More

Virgin Atlantic brings the Clubhouse treatment to Newark Liberty

editor editor- July 31, 2012 05:18

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. Read More

Virgin Atlantic celebrates first flight between London Heathrow and Vancouver

editor editor- May 28, 2012 04:18

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, ... Read More

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

editor editor- May 11, 2012 08:51

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 Read More

UK airlines’ chiefs inspect new Boeing 787 Dreamliner

editor editor- April 24, 2012 06:45

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. Read More

Virgin Atlantic employee resigns over celebrity leaks scandal

editor editor- April 7, 2012 02:44

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 ... Read More

UK carriers scream bloody murder over passenger duty hike

editor editor- March 13, 2012 08:10

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. Read More

Virgin Atlantic will not pass new UK tax onto passengers

editor editor- March 7, 2012 06:45

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 ... Read More

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

editor editor- February 18, 2012 10:03

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. Read More

Virgin Atlantic launches new flights between Vancouver and London

editor editor- November 8, 2011 07:52

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

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

editor editor- November 7, 2011 05:05

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 ... Read More

Virgin Atlantic pilots vote in favor of strike action

editor editor- June 23, 2011 04:43

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

Virgin Atlantic celebrates 25 years of flying between London and Miami

editor editor- June 16, 2011 05:38

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

Best Western launched global partnership deal with Virgin Atlantic

editor editor- April 23, 2011 04:13

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 ... Read More

More flights in and out of Kenya

editor editor- April 8, 2011 03:33

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

Virgin Atlantic becomes latest A330 operator

editor editor- April 6, 2011 05:16

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. Read More

JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic team up on transatlantic travel

editor editor- March 23, 2011 05:09

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 Read More

Alleged massage injuries cost Virgin Atlantic £300,430

editor editor- March 12, 2011 05:08

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 Read More

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

editor editor- February 21, 2011 02:16

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

Tony Fernandes may buy Virgin Atlantic

editor editor- December 27, 2010 03:48

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. Read More