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Articles tagged “branson”

Airlines

Branson bets British Airways boss 1 million pounds that the Virgin brand will survive

The Virgin brand is one of the biggest commodity that the airline has to offer and a huge pull in Delta trying to acquire Singapore’s shares to tap into the routes and gates that Virgin serves.

Branson bets British Airways boss 1 million pounds that the Virgin brand will survive

Airlines

Virgin’s travel branding masks financial performances that are all over the map

With acquisition talks with Delta and Air France-KLM under way, Richard Branson could reduce his direct involvement with Virgin Atlantic, but don't expect the Virgin brand to make a quick exit.

Virgin’s travel branding masks financial performances that are all over the map

Airlines

Ryanair strips down its cabin crew again for 2013 charity calendar

Ryanair succeeds its sharing suggestive shots of its cabin crew in the name of charity, but other airlines who have shamelessly crossed the line have had their campaigns banned.

Ryanair strips down its cabin crew again for 2013 charity calendar

Rail

Virgin Rail gets its wish to continue running West Coast line, but only for 13 months

Virgin’s small success in temporarily getting the line back hasn’t resulted in a long-term contract, but rather a new bidding process. And thirteen months of political meddling are likely to be as much fun as these last few months.

Virgin Rail gets its wish to continue running West Coast line, but only for 13 months

Airlines

Richard Branson calls the prospect of buying American Airlines “quite fun”

How fun would it be to see Branson make over American Airlines? Too much fun, perhaps.

Media and PR

What CEOs can learn from Richard Branson’s brazen Twitter tips

Not every company can get away with its head exec tweeting sexual innuendos, but Branson’s off-the-cuff remarks mixed with some serious business insights help fliers connect with the personable Virgin brand.

What CEOs can learn from Richard Branson’s brazen Twitter tips

Rail

FirstGroup contract stalled, Virgin Rail still has a shot at keeping UK rail line

Branson has been throwing around fighting words since FirstGroup was awarded the lucrative rail contract and now plans to defend his position in person as Virgin has successfully filed for a judicial review of the DfT’s decision.

Rail

Sir Branson throws slight temper tantrum after losing lucrative and central UK rail franchise

Branson threatens to sue the DOT over the decision to award Virgin's only stake in the UK rail market to a higher bidder, especially after passenger numbers have doubled in the 15 years under Virgin.

Airlines

Rejection for Sir Richard Branson’s GBP 5 billion Heathrow offer