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Virgin Atlantic Selects Airbus A350 as Its Future Flagship

FINANCIAL WATCH (press release) (blog) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
UK based Virgin Atlantic Airways has selected the A350-1000, the largest member of the A350 Family, to become the latest aircraft in its fleet, operating from both London Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
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ALC announces lease placements of four Airbus A350-1000s with Virgin Atlantic Airways

eTurboNews - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
FARNBOROUGH, England - Today Air Lease Corporation announced long term lease agreements for four new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft with Virgin Atlantic Airways. The aircraft are from ALC's order book with Airbus, with two delivering in spring 2020 and ...
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Airlines' Year Turns Sour

Wall Street Journal - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Delta, which owns 49% of Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., said Virgin Atlantic is taking similar steps. Overall, the pair's U.K.
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Airlines Are Auctioning Seats Rather Than Upgrading Loyal Passengers

Skift - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
That's beginning to change, mostly outside of the United States, but also at Hawaiian Airlines, which recently announced it would work with a company called PlusGrade to manage auctions for unsold first class seats, and at Virgin America, which works ...

8 simple ways to survive the airport experience

Traveller - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Virgin Atlantic London Clubhouse, Heathrow: The airline's flagship lounge offers a complete rock star experience. There's a fantastic menu (try the Clubhouse burger and Bloody Mary), s... Virgin Atlantic London Clubhouse, Heathrow: The airline's ...

Virgin Australia's Business Class Is the Newest Airplane Cabin That Puts Design First

Travel+Leisure - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Choose a Red Dot Design Award winning Boeing 787 Dreamliner cabin on any of the dozens of airlines around the world already gracing the skies with these beauties.
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American, Delta, United Approach UK Travel Differently After Brexit Vote

In Homeland Security - ‎5 hours ago‎
The airlines' levels of revenue from the UK do not seem to differ all that much. American gets about 6.3% of revenue from the region, United gets about 5.4% and Delta gets about 2.8%, according to analyst research.

TOURISM MATTERS: Emerging from the Brexit gloom

Nation News - ‎5 hours ago‎
From time to time, both legacy carriers, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, reduce the mileage requirement for those passengers who have amassed miles or points.
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Delta's UK woes signal tougher times for airlines' trans-Atlantic business

Reuters - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
2 U.S. airline by passenger traffic, and its British partner Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd, during the past two months announced new flights from New York to Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland, as well as from Portland to London.

Commentary: Tourism Matters: Returning to airlift

Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
I make no apologies in returning to airlift this week because, it is one of the most critical factors in our overall tourism success or failure.
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LATAM Airlines Emerges As A Global Player

Forbes - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Delta is seeking a similar stake in Grupo Aeromexico in hopes of creating an anti-trust immunized joint venture with Aeromexico similar to the JVs it enjoys with AirFrance-KLM and Virgin Atlantic. It also acquired a 3.6% stake in China Eastern Airlines ...

San Francisco Airport exhibit displays flight attendant uniforms

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Presented by SFO Museum, Fashion in Flight: A History of Airline Uniform Design has outfits from the 1930s to present, revealing how uniforms have evolved over the years.
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More construction ahead as Delta relocates at LAX

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Plus, Delta can move closer to its code-share partner airlines, including Aeromexico and Virgin Atlantic. The good news for travelers is that Delta plans to spend part of the $1.9 billion on new lounges, a new in-line baggage system, extra terminal ...
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Virgin Atlantic encomenda 12 aviões A350

Dinheiro Vivo - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
A Virgin Atlantic encomendou 12 aviões Airbus 350, que começam a chegar à companhia área a partir de 2019. Oito aviões vão ser comprados pela empresa de Richard Branson e os outros quatro serão adquiridos em regime de leasing, começando a ...

Rough handling and restraint: UK forced removals still a nasty business

Open Democracy - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
One man deported to Nigeria earlier this year told The Unity Centre, via phone from Lagos, that three Tascor guards escorted him onto a commercial Virgin Atlantic flight, before other passengers boarded. Terry (not his real name) told The Unity Centre ...
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Brexit fallout: UK airlines to face short-term challenges after EU referendum vote

International Business Times UK - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
In June 2016, airline stocks plunged after Britain voted in favour of leaving the EU, with shares in International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways, tumbling by more than 30% in the first three training days following the vote.
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The Airbus A380 is flying into turbulent skies

CNET - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
... a time for plane makers to boast about airline orders for new aircraft. Though Airbus was able to use this year's event to announce an order from Virgin Atlantic for eight A350 planes, the company also revealed that it will be cutting production of ...

Fashionable flight attendants and the designers who made the looks

CNN - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
In a bold move, now-defunct Braniff International Airways hired Italian designer Emilio Pucci to reimagine its stewardess outfits.

AJW Aviation Appoints Caroline Cauvin as Director of Procurement - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Cauvin joins AJW from Virgin Atlantic Airways where she has been VP of Procurement for the past four years leading a team of 23 procurement specialists across airline expenditure, and Virgin Holidays' indirect expenditure.