Tag: Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Eyes up 80 New Heathrow Slots

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Atlantic (Virgin) announced Wednesday, September 18, that it wants to add 80 new routes and 84 destinations to its current network once the third London Heathrow runway is completed, a major increase to its current 19 destinations. While the runway is not scheduled for completion until 2026, for Virgin to acquire the necessary additional […]

Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM Launch Codeshare Partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM have announced their first codeshare agreement – creating new trans-Atlantic travel options to and from North America, and providing more opportunities to earn frequent flyer miles. The partnership makes it easier for customers to build their ideal trip across the Atlantic by combining flights operated by Air France, KLM, […]

Newly-Formed Consortium Rescues Struggling Flybe

Reading Time: 1 minute A consortium of Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital is purchasing the struggling UK regional airline Flybe for just $2.8 million. The airline will operate under the Virgin Atlantic brand. To be more precise, Flybe is being bought by Connect Airways, a joint venture company established by Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital. […]

Virgin Atlantic to Possibly Rescue Flybe?

Reading Time: 1 minute Flybe, the struggling UK-based regional airline which has put itself for sale, and Virgin Atlantic, a British airline, have confirmed being in talks over a possible deal, a sale or closer alliance. In a short statement, Virgin Atlantic “confirmed that it is reviewing its options in respect of Flybe which range from enhanced commercial arrangements to […]

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Will Be First Airline Partnership to Achieve Level 3 Certification

Reading Time: 1 minute Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines are on track to become the first global airline partnership to achieve Level 3 Certification on the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC), standard 18.1. Virgin has already achieved Level 3 Certification, and Delta expects to do the same in the next month. This will allow […]

Airbus A380 Program Suffers New Blow – Virgin Atlantic Cancels Order

Reading Time: 1 minute The struggling A380 superjumbo program at Airbus has been hit with more disappointment as Virgin Atlantic cancels its order for six of the 550-seat plane. The order was placed back in 2000 and confirmed in 2001. While an initial delivery date had been set for 2006, continued delays on Airbus’ side, followed by postponements on […]

Delta Purchases 10% Stake In Air France-KLM

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta Air Lines is deepening its longstanding and industry-leading partnership with Air France-KLM Group with a €375 million investment to acquire 10 percent equity in the joint venture partner and a seat on the Air France-KLM Group Board of Directors. Additionally, Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic will launch a combined long-term joint venture, supported […]

Virgin Atlantic Recruits Take to the Skies

Reading Time: 1 minute The first batch of recruits to take part in Virgin Atlantic’s Future Flyers Programme will take to the skies this January. The news comes as the airline re-launches the training programme for 2017 that leads directly to a job as a pilot with the airline. This coming year Virgin Atlantic is offering 12 spaces on […]

Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Jet Airways Expand Cooperation With India

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta and Virgin Atlantic announced expanded cooperation with Jet Airways to provide convenient codeshare connections for customers between key destinations across North America and India via London Heathrow. Effective Nov. 2, Jet Airways customers flying between India and North America will be able to connect through London Heathrow on to nine U.S. destinations operated by […]

Virgin Atlantic to Buy 8 Airbus A350-1000s

Reading Time: 1 minute Virgin Atlantic said it would buy Airbus Group SE A350 long-range planes while retaining the option to eventually take the aircraft maker’s A380 superjumbo. Virgin Atlantic said it would introduce 12 A350-1000 planes at a list price value of $4.3 billion. The airline would receive the first one in 2019, Chief Executive Craig Kreeger said […]