Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic project is due to start making commercial flights to the edge of space within the next two years. The programme’s chief pilot, David Mackay of Salisbury, is due to be the man at the controls when the first ever mission takes off. He has described how passengers will be taken […]
Malaysia Airlines has decided to risk the anger of wealthy parents by announcing that they will no longer be able to bring their babies into the first-class cabin. The carrier is thought to be the first ever to go ahead with the controversial move. Although they are still to proceed with the threat, both Virgin […]
British Airways has said it is continuing to examine a civil legal case which originally resulted in the carrier agreeing to pay a fine for price fixing to the Office of Fair Trading. It was originally agreed that BA would pay £121.5 million for its part in illegal price fixing with rival airline Virgin Atlantic. […]
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic could be facing its first industrial dispute since it was set up 27 years ago as its pilots are balloted on strike action. The British Airline Pilots Association claims that a pay deal being offered to its members by the company is inadequate. According to Jim McAuslan, BALPA’s general secretary, […]
Airline giants Air France-KLM and Delta have expressed an interest in taking over Sir Richard Branson’s 51 per cent share of Virgin Atlantic. The airline has appointed Deutsche Bank to look at the various options available. According to many analysts, Sir Richard will have to be prepared to let go of his controlling stake if […]
Airline analysts are watching Singapore Airlines closely to see how its new chief executive officer will deal with the carrier’s underperforming stake in Virgin Atlantic. Goh Choon Phong took over the top job from Chew Choon Seng on 1 January. His predecessor had already expressed an interest in divesting the airlines shares in Virgin. Since […]
Having to share a toilet with a new partner is a big issue for nearly half those who responded to a recent survey conducted by Virgin Atlantic. The relationship poll reveals that taking a trip away with a loved one too early on in a relationship may spell trouble. British travellers also admitted having hang […]
Gordon Brown and his delegation to the G20 summit in the US will forego British Airways in favor of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic. The move is expected to save taxpayers around 30% on the airfare. British Airways has had their share of troubles this year with falling profits, a major labor dispute, and swine […]
Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic instituted new policies today, banning swine flu victims from boarding flights. Both airlines have begun to train flight attendants, as well as check-in staff on new procedures on dealing with passengers suspected of having the disease. “The symptoms for H1N1 can be similar to other illnesses. If we have […]
Sir Richard Branson, president of Virgin Atlantic says that the British Government’s aviation tax plan is out of control. “Air Passenger Duty is one of the most unjust taxes out there. The UK Government has been quietly increasing APD by huge amounts and claiming it is an environmental tax. Yet, there’s not a shred of […]
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