Page 2

Articles tagged “branson”

Airlines

Richard Branson Is a Global Traveler, International Tax Exile

Branson's far-flung business interests do give him claim as a global citizen -- as does owning his very own island. We can think of moves by other airline execs -- like $20 million dollar golden parachutes -- to get more worked up about.

Richard Branson Is a Global Traveler, International Tax Exile

Airlines

Virgin Galactic Takes Second Supersonic Test Flight

This -- namely commercial flights for tourists in suborbital space -- is actually going to happen in the next couple of years. One small step for man, and one giant leap for Richard Branson, and competitors.

Virgin Galactic Takes Second Supersonic Test Flight

Rental Cars

Hertz CEO claims many people are trying to “screw up” Dollar Thrifty acquisition

It's good that the FTC is taking its time reviewing Hertz's acquisition of Dollar Thrifty. Consolidation has already harmed competition, and there are lots of moving pieces given the Advantage divestiture.

Rental Cars

Virgin Cars? Richard Branson makes move on Advantage rental-car business

It's an excellent, opportunistic move by Branson to make a bid the same week the very complacent car rental companies announced plans to boost rates on corporate customers.

Airlines

Virgin’s Branson says spacecraft will launch at Christmas, but staff cautious

Sir Richard's enthusiasm can sometimes get the best of him. But his shoot-from-the-hip style has the benefit of pushing the troops further. And considering how far behind they are that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Virgin’s Branson says spacecraft will launch at Christmas, but staff cautious

Airlines

Virgin Atlantic pegs $107 million loss on slow economy and Olympics impact

Virgin is relying on its Delta Air Lines’ tie-up and increased focus on business travel to take it to profitability by 2015.

Airlines

Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo thrusts engines: Suborbital travel one step closer

Nothing quite captures the imagination like space, and when you throw Branson into the mix too it'll be hard to dampen the enthusiasm once flights start.

Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo thrusts engines: Suborbital travel one step closer

Tourism

Virgin Galactic space ship completes its 24th test flight in Mojave desert

Branson's space ambitions are one step closer now. You have to hand it to him for bringing the common man -- albeit one with hundreds of thousands of dollars -- one step closer to space travel.

Virgin Galactic space ship completes its 24th test flight in Mojave desert

Airlines

Branson protests paying rent for his Virgin Galactic spaceport

Is the once-bullish Branson having second thoughts on his $1 million annual rent obligation as the launch of space tourism drifts farther into the future?

Branson protests paying rent for his Virgin Galactic spaceport

Airlines

Analysis: Do women have a place at U.S. airlines outside of stewarding?

The history of how women ended up serving snacks rather than selecting new routes is one that applies to almost all businesses, but Branson is one of the most outspoken in the industry that sees a need for change.

Analysis: Do women have a place at U.S. airlines outside of stewarding?