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Sir Richard Branson reveals his missed opportunities in the travel industry

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Sir Richard formed the airline Virgin Atlantic in 1984 and a year later he founded the equally successful Virgin Holidays, since then he has also launched Virgin Trains and in recent years he has been building up his space travel business Virgin ...
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Incoming Delta Chief Plans to Hold Off on Oil Hedging for Now

Bloomberg - ‎50 minutes ago‎
Under Anderson, Delta took a 3.55 percent stake in China Eastern Airlines last year, and it also has invested in Virgin Atlantic Airways, Aeromexico and Brazil's Gol. Bastian said he foresees moving the base of Delta's Asian operations to Shanghai from ...
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London-Detroit flight diverted for technical issue

Detroit Free Press - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
A flight from London to Detroit was diverted this morning because of a "minor technical issue," according to the airline. Virgin Atlantic Flight 107 returned to London Heathrow Airport, landing safely for what was "purely a precautionary measure ...

Nigeria: International Airlines Operators Made US$15 Billion From 2015 Ticket Sales - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Also, Air France sold tickets worth N26 billion, Virgin Atlantic Airways, N16 billion, Ethiopian Airlines, N23 billion, Lufthansa, N17 billion, Delta Air Lines, N17 billion, United Airlines, N15 billion, KLM, N16 billion, Qatar Airways, N12 billion ...

Richard Branson tweets about couple who confuses Birmingham, Alabama with Birmingham, England - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
"Not wanting them to miss out on the holiday of a lifetime because of a silly booking mix-up, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays surprised the lovely young couple with flights and accommodation to Sin City," Branson wrote in a blog post on Friday ...

Delta sees room for more cooperation with equity partners

Reuters - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
When allowed by certain international aviation accords, the owning airline such as Delta also can coordinate its partners' prices, capacity and flight times to minimize the length of layovers.
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The Fashion Industry Now Has Its Own Airline

Condé Nast Traveler - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
This isn't the first time an airline has had a relationship with the fashion industry. Designers have a history of making flight crews well heeled—of late, Zac Posen designed uniforms for Delta and Vivienne Westwood dressed Virgin Atlantic in chic ...

Nigeria: We've No Plan to Pull Out of Nigeria - BA, Virgin - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Lagos - Against the backdrop of a recent announcement by the Spanish national carrier, Iberia, to suspend flight operations in Nigeria from May 12, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have declared that they are not taking a similar step. BA operates ...

Nigeria: Aviation Fuel - 52 Percent of Flights in First Quarter Delayed - Report - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Others are KLM, Lufthansa, Max Air, Medview, Middle East Airlines, Qatar, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordan, Rwandair, Saudi Air, Sudan Air, South African Airways, Turkish Air, United and Virgin Atlantic Airways. The report also indicated that 1, 520 ...
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Where are the startup airlines?

Chicago Tribune - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Despite cheap fuel and financing, almost no new, well-capitalized airlines with national aspirations have appeared since the wave of bankruptcies and consolidations of the past decade.

48 Hours In New York: hotels, restaurants and places to visit in the Big Apple

The Independent - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Virgin Atlantic (0844 209 7310; flies from Heathrow to JFK and Newark. Delta (0871 221 1222; delta.

ROUTES: How airlines have deployed their 787s

Flightglobal - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
It has also allowed airlines like Virgin Atlantic and Etihad to reduce their A340 fleet, while Hainan Airlines, LAN Airlines and Royal Jordanian have got rid of them altogether. The 787 is more economical (in terms of direct operating costs) to operate ...
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Nigeria: Foreign Airlines Accused of Using Forex Scarcity to Rip Off Nigerians, FG - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
In particular, British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic Airways, two major carriers patronised by Nigerians on the Lagos-London route, have been accused of engaging in the sharp practice, which industry sources say accounts for the astronomical and ...

Nigerian Airlines Record 5399 Flights in First Quarter - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Others are KLM, Lufthansa, Max Air, Medview, Middle East Airlines, Qatar, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordan, Rwandair, Saudi Air, Sudan Air, South African Airways, Turkish Air, United and Virgin Atlantic Airways. The report shows that Nigeria's flag ...

Nigeria: Economic Crunch - Airlines Adopt New Strategies to Sustain Operation - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The Nigerian operators had alleged that British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways were behind the sudden directive by Eurocontrol, which provides airspace services to airlines in Europe, to give them 48 hours ultimatum to offset their debts or they ...

What price for SIA in its pursuit of a Virgin bride?

TODAYonline - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Will history repeat itself as Singapore Airlines (SIA) mulls over the prospect of acquiring a higher stake in Virgin Australia now that the latter's largest shareholder, Air New Zealand (Air NZ), has decided to exit the partnership? SIA, which has ...

Turkish Airlines to take delivery of 26 Boeing aircraft in 2016

CAPA - Centre for Aviation - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Boeing announced (29-Apr-2016) plans to delivery six 777-300ER and 20 737-800 NG aircraft to Turkish Airlines in 2016. Turkish Airlines chief investment and technology officer Ahmet Bolat said: "Turkish Airlines is one of the world's ascendant airlines ...
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What A JetBlue A321LR Order Would Mean

Seeking Alpha - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
On April 26, JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) made clear during an analyst question-and-answer session that the airline was seriously looking at potentially purchasing the A321LR after a bid to acquire Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) earlier this month did not succeed ...

TOURISM MATTERS: Possible referendum fallout for airlines

Nation News - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Under rule EU261, currently agreed levels of compensation for delays and cancellations are written into law for all airlines registered and operating out of the EU. If Britain withdraws from the EU what happens to airlines like British Airways, Virgin ...
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And the world's top frequent-flier awards for 2016 go to ...

USA TODAY - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The loyalty programs for Southwest Airlines and hotel chain Marriott took home the coveted "Program of the Year” titles for the “Americas" region in the 2016 Freddie Awards, which were revealed Thursday evening at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas ...