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Articles tagged “richard branson”

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.

6 months 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.

8 months 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.

1 year 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 years ago

UK Wants to Launch Commercial Space Flights From Scotland by 2018

UK Wants to Launch Commercial Space Flights From Scotland by 2018

Kabir Chibber, Quartz

The conversation is part of Britain's economic initiatives to keep Scotland part of the UK in the run-up to a secession vote. We're doubtful that the small investment and conflicting motives will result in an actual spaceport.

2 years ago

Richard Branson Invests $30 Million in Bitcoin Payment Processor

Richard Branson Invests $30 Million in Bitcoin Payment Processor

Eturbo News

With Virgin Galactic passengers being able to pay in bitcoin, Richard Branson's investment in BitPay means he is putting serious money behind this payment gamble, although it may not turn out to be one of his most prudent investments.

3 years ago

Richard Branson Backs British Virgin Islands’ Move to Declare Shark Sanctuary

Richard Branson Backs British Virgin Islands’ Move to Declare Shark Sanctuary

David McFadden, Associated Press

Creatiing a shark sanctuary may be great for the sharks and divers, but not necessarily for tourists dipping their toes into the waters off the British Virgin Islands. The impact on tourism remains to be seen.

3 years ago

UAE Firm Is Sending One Lucky Emirati Into Space Onboard Virgin Galactic Ship

UAE Firm Is Sending One Lucky Emirati Into Space Onboard Virgin Galactic Ship

Associated Press

We wouldn't be surprised to see other corporations starting big-time promotions that end with a lucky winner going to space for free.

3 years ago