Articles tagged “virgin atlantic”

British Airways Parent Isn’t Interested in Buying Thomas Cook’s Airlines

British Airways Parent Isn’t Interested in Buying Thomas Cook’s Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite playing a key role in European airline consolidation over the last few years, it seems IAG's arch dealmaker Willie Walsh is now happy to sit back and let others fight it out.

2 weeks ago

London Heathrow Clears Another Legal Hurdle in Airport Expansion Bid

London Heathrow Clears Another Legal Hurdle in Airport Expansion Bid

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Another victory for London Heathrow in its pursuit of a third runway but as we've said many times before, there's still a long way to go.

3 weeks ago

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

JetBlue Looks Beyond London for Transatlantic Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

JetBlue’s business class product was a game changer on U.S. routes. Will it be able to do the same across the Atlantic?

1 month ago

JetBlue Is Flying to Europe: Breaking Down the Competition

JetBlue Is Flying to Europe: Breaking Down the Competition

Madhu Unnikrishnan and Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue revealed one of aviation’s worst-kept secrets by announcing flights to Europe. The move will attract fire from competitors, but even so, JetBlue is not risking the company with these new routes.

1 month ago

Virgin Atlantic Refreshes Business Class for Newest Airbus Jets

Virgin Atlantic Refreshes Business Class for Newest Airbus Jets

Lucca de Paoli, Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic has had a reputation for cool since the 1980s. But here's the reality: In recent years, Virgin has been a lot like most airlines. We'll see if this new cabin helps the airline get its swagger back.

1 month ago

American Air-Backed Mesa Bids for UK Regional Carrier Flybe

American Air-Backed Mesa Bids for UK Regional Carrier Flybe

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

The drama surrounding Flybe goes up a notch. Management is at odds with key shareholders and it looks like there'll be a showdown on March 4.

3 months ago

Virgin Atlantic Steps In to Save Flybe

Virgin Atlantic Steps In to Save Flybe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's good news for regional passengers who rely on Flybe's services, but Virgin Atlantic will have plenty of work to do to make sure it can make the most of a combined long-haul, short-haul operation.

4 months ago

Virgin Atlantic Pilots Are Extending Their Holiday Season Strikes

Virgin Atlantic Pilots Are Extending Their Holiday Season Strikes

Jacqueline Poh, Bloomberg

It doesn't matter that this is only a third or so of pilots: Consumers don't know the difference. It's good news for their competitors.

5 months ago

Virgin Atlantic Looked at Launching a Low-Cost Airline

Virgin Atlantic Looked at Launching a Low-Cost Airline

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Yet another airline trying figure out how to compete with low-cost airlines, Virgin Atlantic opted not to launch its own — figuring the damage to its brand would be too high a price to pay. Noble move, yes, but let's see if its alternative of splitting its economy class into three price categories works.

6 months ago

Virgin Atlantic Explores Flybe Acquisition

Virgin Atlantic Explores Flybe Acquisition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Virgin Atlantic's Little Red domestic brand was not a success. It seems strange then that the carrier is exploring a bid for a short-haul airline, which has had its own struggles in recent years.

6 months ago

EasyJet Connects With Virgin Atlantic’s Long-Haul Flights

EasyJet Connects With Virgin Atlantic’s Long-Haul Flights

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

EasyJet is being savvy about expanding a program with various long-haul carriers that enables its passengers to book connecting flights with other airlines to non-European destinations on the budget carrier's own website. The move makes sound strategic sense.

8 months ago

Virgin Group Announces New Loyalty Program Powered by Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Group Announces New Loyalty Program Powered by Virgin Atlantic

Grant Martin, Skift

It'll be nice to see a unified loyalty program that will be usable on all Virgin properties from trains to retail to airplanes. Unfortunately, we still don't know much about what the program will look like.

9 months ago