All posts tagged "Sir Richard Branson"

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    Virgin Atlantic to Cease Hong Kong to Sydney

    Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline has blamed “increasing costs and a challenging economic environment” for its decision to cease its Sydney to Hong Kong service as from 5th May 2014. The last flight departing Hong Kong to Sydney will be on 4th May. The airline said the route was no longer considered profitable. Virgin...

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    Delta Seeks SIA’s Shareholding in Virgin Atlantic

    Delta Air Lines is looking to take control of Virgin Atlantic after making an approach to the airline’s big Asian shareholder, Singapore Airlines, to buy its 49% holding in Virgin, according to a report in the Sunday Times. If successful, Delta’s European partner, Air France-KLM may buy part of Sir Richard Branson’s...

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    Virgin Atlantic to Add Mumbai from London Heathrow

    Virgin Atlantic is to invest up to £300 million in its flights to India, with two new A330s, with the latest Upper Class product, operating daily from London Heathrow to Delhi and Mumbai. The airline dropped the latter route four years ago. One million people fly between Mumbai and the UK each...

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    Virgin Atlantic Lodges Complaint on IAG/BMI Merger

    Virgin Atlantic has lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission on IAG’s proposed takeover of BMI – and has announced a new London Heathrow – Vancouver summer service and an addition summer flight to San Francisco. The airline claims that if the merger is approved three key domestic routes to and...