Articles tagged “richard branson”

Richard Branson Sold Virgin Atlantic as Competitors Like Norwegian Usurped Its Role

Richard Branson Sold Virgin Atlantic as Competitors Like Norwegian Usurped Its Role

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic may have taken a step back as transatlantic competitors surged but the airline has one asset that everyone wants: those slots at Heathrow. Meanwhile, what does it say about Delta's joint venture with Virgin Atlantic if the latter still finds itself in such a weak position?

2 months ago

Richard Branson Aims to Ride Virgin Galactic Into Space in 2018

Richard Branson Aims to Ride Virgin Galactic Into Space in 2018

Bruce Einhorn, Bloomberg

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, which suffered a fatality in 2014, is losing the space race to Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Of course, it's all very early, though.

3 months ago

Richard Branson’s Latest Travel Project Is a Caribbean Dive Site

Richard Branson’s Latest Travel Project Is a Caribbean Dive Site

Justin Ocean and Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Let's just hope scantily clad women in bikinis won't be making an appearance at the grand opening.

6 months ago

Opinion: Virgin and Richard Branson Have a Problem With Women Nobody Talks About

Opinion: Virgin and Richard Branson Have a Problem With Women Nobody Talks About

Jason Clampet, Skift

We are fans of Virgin products and we think that the brand's founder does good work. But we'd also like to see a workplace relatively free of the type of sexist images it promotes at launch events and anywhere else the founder shows up.

6 months ago

Branson Says Several Suitors Vying for Virgin Australia Stake

Branson Says Several Suitors Vying for Virgin Australia Stake

Angus Whitley and Rishaad Salamat, Bloomberg

Lamenting the potential loss of the Virgin America brand after Alaska Airlines acquired it last month, Branson will conceivably do what he can to make sure the same scenario doesn't come to pass with Virgin Australia.

1 year ago

The Death of Virgin America’s Brand and the Aftermath of the Alaska Airlines Sale

The Death of Virgin America’s Brand and the Aftermath of the Alaska Airlines Sale

Marisa Garcia, Skift

First let's get the record straight, we were totally wrong about Delta wanting to add Virgin America as a boutique property to its collection. In the end, Alaska Airlines got it and we’re just not sure what Alaska will do with it; it would seem Alaska isn’t sure either.

1 year ago

Richard Branson Really Wants Millennials Onboard Virgin Cruise Line

Richard Branson Really Wants Millennials Onboard Virgin Cruise Line

Bill Faries, Bloomberg

Not a bad idea, but let's wait until he actually delivers the ships before millennials start sending in their deposits. If Virgin Hotels is any indication, we may be waiting long past 2020 for the next hot demographic to sign up.

2 years ago

Virgin Australia Pays Branson Extraordinary Royalties to Keep Brand Name

Virgin Australia Pays Branson Extraordinary Royalties to Keep Brand Name

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Amid a rough cost-cutting war in Australia, Virgin Australia is hedging its bets by putting the Virgin brand before all other assets as it attempts to attract customers and maintain profitable airfares.

3 years ago

Richard Branson Gets First Tour of Virgin Atlantic’s First Dreamliner

Richard Branson Gets First Tour of Virgin Atlantic’s First Dreamliner

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Virgin Atlantic is making a big bet on these Dreamliners. The airline's entire fleet currently stands at around 40, and within four years as it takes delivery of these new 787s, the Dreamliner will constitute more than half of Virgin Altantic's fleet.

3 years ago

Virgin Hotels Video Teases Travelers with Guest Experience Promises

Virgin Hotels Video Teases Travelers with Guest Experience Promises

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Virgin Hotels could become a victim of its own hype. By building interest in this less than overt and trendy campaign, it may be setting itself up to fall short of guests' expectations.

3 years ago

Space Tourists Are Happy to Wait, Says Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson

Space Tourists Are Happy to Wait, Says Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

People may be peeved they're not headed to space on schedule, but few really want to push Branson to launch before it's ready.

3 years ago

Virgin Galactic Delays Flight Launch Again to Early 2015

Virgin Galactic Delays Flight Launch Again to Early 2015

Associated Press

Virgin Galactic should stop setting launch dates. Space travel is neat enough without having to build anticipation, only to disappoint.

3 years ago