All posts tagged "Virgin Atlantic"

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    Air France-KLM, Delta and Virgin Atlantic Strengthen Transatlantic Partnership

    Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic have signed definitive agreements paving the way forward for...

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    Eight Agents Enjoy BookaBed Fam to Orlando

    BookaBed, in conjunction with Universal and Virgin Atlantic, took eight agents to Orlando last week.   After...

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    Virgin Offers Upper Class Ground Service to Economy Passengers

    Virgin Atlantic is offering its Upper Class ground service to all passengers. From £240 per person, economy and premium economy passengers can enjoy ‘Guest List’ benefits such as a limousine transfer to the airport, fast-track security and entry to Virgin’s Clubhouse lounges.  Other benefits include fast check-in, use of the Upper Class...

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    Delta Plans London – New York Shuttle Service with Virgin Atlantic

    Delta Air Lines plans a shuttle service between London Heathrow Terminal 3 and New York’s JFK T4. Chief Executive Richard Anderson said: “Once we have gained the requisite approvals from the EU, Britain and the US our intention is to operate a joint Delta / Virgin shuttle from Terminal 4 into London Heathrow...

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    Virgin Interested in Joint Venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia

    Virgin Atlantic has confirmed its interest in pursuing closer co-operation with SkyTeam members Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Delta Air Lines, which operates a transatlantic joint venture with the three European airlines, took a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic earlier this year. Julie Southern, Virgin’s Chief Commercial Officer, told the Daily Telegraph: “We...

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    BookaBed Miami Night in Cork Next Thursday – Fam Trip in April

    Bookabed, in conjunction with Virgin Atlantic, is inviting travel agents to its Miami Night taking place on Thursday 21st March 2013 in Soho Bar and Restaurant, 77 Grand Parade, Cork City, from 18.30 to late.  Lee Osborne, Sales Manager, said: “It promises to be a great evening of drinks, food, fun and...

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    Virgin to See Little Red

    Virgin Atlantic’s new domestic UK airline, set to launch at the end of this month, will be called Little Red. The carrier will launch on 31st March in Manchester, 5th April in Edinburgh, and 9th April in Aberdeen. Initially Little Red will offer four daily round-trips between London Heathrow and Manchester, six...

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    Heathrow Announces £3bn Extra Investment

    London Heathrow Airport today announced £3 billion of new private-sector investment in addition to the £11 billion that has been invested since 2003. The airport has applied to the UK Civil Aviation Authority to increase the airport tariff gradually from £19.33 per passenger in 2012/13 to £27.30 in 2018 – but airlines...

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    Virgin Appoints Scott Davies as GM UK Sales

    Virgin Atlantic has announced that Scott Davies will be joining the airline as General Manager UK Sales from 4th March 2013. Scott moves to Virgin from Amadeus UK, where he is Commercial Director.  In his new role at Virgin Atlantic, Scott will report to Maria Sebastian, Director of Worldwide Sales, and will...

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    Win a Place on BookaBed’s Miami Fam Trip

    BookaBed has teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to give agents the chance to win a place on its Miami Fun/Fam trip. 

The trip will take place over five nights and depart on 18th April 2013. Earning your chance to win is simple. Make any booking to the USA with BookaBed and receive...

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    Virgin Atlantic Appoints Craig Kreeger Chief Executive

    Virgin Atlantic has appointed Craig Kreeger as its new Chief Executive. He will take over the role on 1st February 2013 and joins from American Airlines, where he has held a 27-year career spanning commercial, financial and strategic roles in the USA and worldwide. Craig succeeds current Chief Executive Steve Ridgway, who...

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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 Presents Awards

    Janice Scott, Head of European Sales for Virgin Atlantic, ably assisted by Terry Smith, European Sales Manager, welcomed the travel trade and media to the airline’s annual awards ceremony held in Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. Also joining Janice and Terry was Fabio Maran, Head of Sales Europe. Excellent hospitality from the start was...

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    Virgin Atlantic Plans for Short-haul Heathrow Slots

    Virgin Atlantic has announced that it has been offered all of the London Heathrow short-haul remedy slots available following International Airline Group’s acquisition of bmi. The airline said that its business case was based on one airline operating a package of remedy slots so that it could mount a credible challenge to...

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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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    Visit USA Fam Trip to Orlando and St Petersburg / Clearwater

    From start to finish the Visit USA Fam Trip for 2012 turned out to be a very enjoyable, very educational trip for nine agents from all over Ireland. Virgin Atlantic sponsored 11 seats from London Gatwick to Orlando and, to everyone’s surprise and delight, they were all upgraded to premium economy for...

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