All posts tagged "Virgin Atlantic"

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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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    Virgin to Introduce UK Domestic Feeder Services

    Virgin Atlantic is to launch a three-times-daily London – Manchester service from 31st March 2013 using A319s, the first of several planned regional feeds to its long-haul service. Chief Executive Steve Ridgway said: “Flying between Heathrow and Manchester is just the start for Virgin Atlantic’s new short-haul operation. We have the means...

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    Jimmy and Michael Win Virgin Golf Trip to Kissimmee

    Extending the usual Virgin Atlantic hospitality at Carton House for the airline’s Golf Day, Janice Scott and Terry Smith were in fine form last Thursday. Janice was particularly pleased with the best ever July figures out of Ireland for Virgin. The golfers were even fortunate enough to avoid the horrendous rain and...

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    Fourth Daily London – New York JFK for Virgin

    Virgin Atlantic will introduce a fourth daily flight to its London Heathrow – New York JFK service from 28th October 2012. Flight VS025 will depart London at 19.00, arriving New York 22.00, with VS026 returning at 08.00 and arriving London at 20.00. Virgin currently flies three times daily from London to New...

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    New Virgin Upper Class Suite

    Virgin Atlantic has introduced its new Upper Class Suite with the longest full flat bed in business class at 220cm (87”). The new espresso coloured leather seat also has an extra 4cm (1.5”) seat width and reclines up to 50% more. The new Upper Class Suite is now flying the VS003 six...

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    Twitter brings Virgin together

    As is often the case Richard Branson was browsing his Twitter feed yesterday morning, when he came across one tweet that instantly bought a smile to his face and made him press retweet. @BecciChute: “@RichardBranson Me when I was three…And now you’re my boss 🙂” The tweet, accompanied with the above photo, shows a young Becci Chute with her...

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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...

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    New Virgin Atlantic Upper Class

    Virgin Atlantic’s new Airbus A330-300 aircraft will include an upgraded business class seat, bar and fine dining service in the Upper Class cabin. The aircraft will begin operating the London Heathrow-New York JFK route this spring and all Virgin’s Heathrow routes by 2015. A new airside Clubhouse will also open in March...

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    Britain – Nigeria, a Route of Rejection?

    First, a Nigerian airline was denied slots at London Heathrow. Then the Nigerian government threatened to cut British Airways flights in Lagos in retaliation. Then the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority imposed fines of $135 million on BA and $100 million on Virgin Atlantic (they operate 21 return flights a week from Britain...

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    Visit USA Visits Dublin!

    A well-attended travel trade workshop, a lunch reception at Chapter One, an evening ‘Stars & Stripes’ reception...

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    Visit USA Visits Dublin!

    A well-attended travel trade workshop, a lunch reception at Chapter One, an evening ‘Stars & Stripes’ reception in the Radisson Blu, a greyhound race night out, and the Tour America show at the Red Cow Hotel kept a delegation of over a dozen representatives from Visit USA busy in Dublin this weekend!...

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    Virgin Atlantic Increases Flights to Caribbean

    In its winter schedule, Virgin Atlantic will be offering additional flights to Barbados, Cuba, Grenada and Tobago – and will also offer 14% more Premium Economy seats.  

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    Sunway Miami Superfam with Virgin Atlantic!

    Sunway Holidays has teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to launch a Superfam to Miami this November. The top 10 travel agents who book the most USA and cruise packages (with bonus points for booking Virgin Atlantic flights) will secure a place on this trip. Sunway’s top 10 agents will discover why Miami...

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    COMPETITION: Win Flights for Two with Virgin Atlantic

    You could win ex-London flights for two to any destination on the Virgin Atlantic route network! Go to www.biztravel.ie and click on ‘News’.