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  • How one airline’s pandemic hurt becomes everyone’s pain Nov 21, 2020 11:13 PM IST

    How one airline’s pandemic hurt becomes everyone’s pain

    Virgin Atlantic, which relies heavily on long-haul routes and trans-Atlantic travel, has had almost no opportunity to recover. The airline has laid off 4,700 employees, nearly half of its staff.

  • Virgin Atlantic to cut 3,150 jobs; move flights to Heathrow from Gatwick May 05, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Virgin Atlantic to cut 3,150 jobs; move flights to Heathrow from Gatwick

    The spread of the novel coroanvirus has virtually brought airports around the globe to a standstill, leaving airlines taking drastic steps to make savings.

  • Richard Branson says Virgin Atlantic will need UK government help to survive Apr 20, 2020 03:02 PM IST

    Richard Branson says Virgin Atlantic will need UK government help to survive

    Virgin Atlantic last month asked the government for emergency financial help in addition to the coronavirus package made available to all British companies, but a deal has not yet been reached.

  • Editor's Take | Thanks to Virgin Atlantic, flights to London now cheaper Nov 14, 2019 05:45 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Thanks to Virgin Atlantic, flights to London now cheaper

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma talks to Prince Thomas to understand if Virgin Atlantic will fill the void left by Jet.

  • SpiceJet to fly India's first biofuel-powered flight, between Dehradun and Delhi Aug 27, 2018 11:30 AM IST

    SpiceJet to fly India's first biofuel-powered flight, between Dehradun and Delhi

    The low-cost carrier will use a blend of the aviation turbine fuel and biofuel to power the flight.

  • Virgin Atlantic offers Independence Day special discount fares Aug 09, 2017 09:10 PM IST

    Virgin Atlantic offers Independence Day special discount fares

    Those celebrating their birthday on August 15 will be offered upgrades subject to availability of seats, the airline said.

  • Tie-up with Delta biggest gamechanger: Virgin Atlantic CEO Sep 19, 2013 04:56 PM IST

    Tie-up with Delta biggest gamechanger: Virgin Atlantic CEO

    The biggest gamechanger is our tie-up with Delta: We have started code-sharing on 44 destinations from New York, says Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger.

  • Airlines to stick with Boeing Dreamliner after fire Jul 15, 2013 11:10 AM IST

    Airlines to stick with Boeing Dreamliner after fire

    The fire on the Ethiopian Airlines plane at Heathrow Airport in London and a separate technical problem on a second 787 owned by Britain's Thomson Airways on Friday raised new questions about an aircraft seen as crucial to Boeing's future

  • London's Heathrow to name and shame noisy airlines May 30, 2013 03:54 PM IST

    London's Heathrow to name and shame noisy airlines

    Europe's busiest airport plans to "significantly increase" the fines it imposes on airlines that break its day and night noise limits, it said in a report released on Thursday, part of its efforts to gain approval for expansion.

  • Will fly in India if the numbers stack up: Branson Apr 08, 2013 10:43 PM IST

    Will fly in India if the numbers stack up: Branson

    Richard Branson, founder-chairman of the Virgin Group, in an exclusive interview to CNBC-TV18 said he remains attracted to India but he does not have any plans at the moment to enter the Indian skies. However, Branson also added that whenever Virgin Atlantic decides to enter India he would like to partner someone like the Tatas.

  • How airlines are shaping up for high-fliers Mar 14, 2013 01:20 PM IST

    How airlines are shaping up for high-fliers

    Airlines want you to ditch the private jet and fly first class with them. Here‘s how they‘ll pamper you.

  • Why Richard Branson feels there is a need for more women Dec 27, 2012 04:29 PM IST

    Why Richard Branson feels there is a need for more women

    Richard Branson expresses that including more women in the organization is good for the team and the business

  • Singapore Air / Virgin - buyer beware Dec 03, 2012 01:58 PM IST

    Singapore Air / Virgin - buyer beware

    Singapore Airlines' boss was asking for trouble when he expressed an "unseemly desire" for Virgin Atlantic in 1999. He got 49 per cent of it. Now the Asian carrier has confirmed that it is in talks to sell its stake. Good luck.

  • One or two Indian airlines may disappear: Richard Branson Oct 26, 2012 06:45 PM IST

    One or two Indian airlines may disappear: Richard Branson

    How do you introduce a man who has started his first business venture when he was just 16, create over 400 different companies and tried to travel the world in a hot air balloon?

  • Virgin resumes Mumbai-London flights, to invest ­­£300m Oct 26, 2012 04:07 PM IST

    Virgin resumes Mumbai-London flights, to invest ­­£300m

    Virgin Atlantic has resumed its London-Mumbai flights after discontinuing it for three years. The airline would be investing 300 million pounds for its India operations.

  • Airports crisis will damage Britain: Branson Jul 09, 2012 02:52 PM IST

    Airports crisis will damage Britain: Branson

    Britain's economy will fall behind the rest of Europe unless London's capacity-constrained Heathrow hub gets a third runway and the government improves immigration services, serial entrepreneur and Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson said.

  • Virgin to deploy redesigned Airbus A330 on Del-Lon route Jun 24, 2012 09:16 AM IST

    Virgin to deploy redesigned Airbus A330 on Del-Lon route

    Buoyed by 15% growth in its business class passengers on the New Delhi-London sector last year, British carrier Virgin Atlantic plans to deploy a redesigned Airbus A330 with in-plane mobile connectivity on the route from next month.

  • Virgin profits on high demand on its India route Aug 10, 2011 06:42 PM IST

    Virgin profits on high demand on its India route

    Premier British carrier Virgin Atlantic has returned to profits and higher revenue since last year, with its earnings on the India route being a prime factor.

  • Singapore Airlines open to offers for Virgin stake Jun 06, 2011 02:51 PM IST

    Singapore Airlines open to offers for Virgin stake

    Singapore Airlines said on Monday it is open to any offers for its 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic, but would not comment if any bidders have approached the airline.

  • Air France, Delta to examine Virgin Atlantic bid: Report Feb 21, 2011 08:05 AM IST

    Air France, Delta to examine Virgin Atlantic bid: Report

    Air France-KLM, Europe's largest airline by revenue, and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines are working together to examine a bid for Virgin Atlantic, the Sunday Times reported, citing no sources.

  • Abu Dhabi's Etihad eyeing Virgin Atlantic Jan 24, 2011 08:25 AM IST

    Abu Dhabi's Etihad eyeing Virgin Atlantic

    Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has expressed "top level interest" in Richard Branson's British airline Virgin Atlantic, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

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