• Richard Branson hints at all-new US airline after Alaska spat

    Billionaire Richard Branson signaled he may jump back into the U.S. airline business after tussling with Alaska Airlines over how long the carrier must pay royalties on his Virgin America brand. Alaska has to keep paying “unless we decide to start another airline. So, we’ll see what ...

    POSTED 20 May, 2017 10 Comments

  • Branson: launch of first Virgin Galactic spaceflight now 2014

    Richard Branson's ambitious Virgin Galactic venture into space probably won't lift off until sometime in 2014 or even later, says the British billionaire. Branson hoped the first flight would take place by the end of this year, with the two-stage White Knight Two craft taking off from Virgi...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2012 1 Comment

  • Virgin Galactic's suborbital shuttle: Sydney to London in 4 hours

    Would you like to step onto a plane in Sydney at 3pm after a late lunch, fasten your seatbelt and be in London four hours later -- which means, given the time zones, arriving at 6am ready for breakfast and a full day of meetings? It sounds like science fiction, but Virgin Galactic wants to make ...

    POSTED 5 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Richard Branson: Virgin Australia direct Sydney-San Francisco flights "under consideration"

    Virgin Australia is looking to start direct flights between Sydney and San Francisco, with Sir Richard Branson admitting that the route is "under consideration" for the airline formerly known as Virgin Blue. Branson's comments, made during a press conference following the lau...

    POSTED 26 May, 2011 5 Comments

  • Video: Richard Branson introduces the new Virgin Australia

    Sir Richard Branson was guest of honour at today's launch of Virgin Australia, an airline which now firmly extends his aviation empire across the globe. We recorded his presentation for your viewing pleasure: Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti was up next, to flesh out some of the details on ...

    POSTED 5 May, 2011 0 Comments

  • Richard Branson: "Business travel is all about getting the details right"

    Following today's launch of the new Virgin Australia, we asked Richard Branson how business travel has changed over the years – and what does it take to get it right? "It's all about the details" Branson says. "Every single little detail has to be right. For the amount of mo...

    POSTED 4 May, 2011 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia reveals new Airbus A330 and Boeing 737s

    Virgin Australia will offer enhanced business class and economy class across its fleet, delivering what Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti promises will be "a new standard of airline travel in Australia". For more on the new airline, head to our homepage and follow the links at the bottom o...

    POSTED 4 May, 2011 0 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic and Air New Zealand start codeshare flights

    Virgin Blue's Velocity Rewards members can now earn points on Air New Zealand Flights by booking AirNZ flights with Virgin Atlantic flight numbers. Velocity members have fully reciprocal earn-and-redeem arrangements with Virgin Atlantic, but have yet to hear what the Air New Zealand-Virgin Blue ...

    POSTED 14 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

  • Virgin Hotels: coming soon to Sydney and Melbourne?

    Richard Branson's brash push into the hotel market could include a property in Australia, with Sydney and Melbourne being the likely candidates for what Virgin Hotels promises will be "4 ½-star accommodations at 4 star prices". A report in The Australian  quotes Virgin Hotels' global...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • Branson considers dropping Virgin Atlantic

    Bankers are evaluating the current position of British carrier Virgin Atlantic, signaling boss Richard Branson may sell his majority stake in the airline. The move comes as Atlantic's rival British Airways form an alliance with American Airlines. Branson has strongly opposed the partnership, beli...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

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