Articles tagged “virgin atlantic”

Richard Branson Changes Mind on Selling Virgin Atlantic Stake

Richard Branson Changes Mind on Selling Virgin Atlantic Stake

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

This might be a win-win for all sides involved, especially given the expanded joint venture already in the works. Richard Branson gets to keep control of his beloved airline and Air France-KLM Group can use the money elsewhere.

1 week ago

U.S. Greenlights Delta to Expand Joint Venture With European Airlines

U.S. Greenlights Delta to Expand Joint Venture With European Airlines

Associated Press

This decision raises concerns about rising ticket prices due to reduced competition. The U.S. Transportation Department said it will try to ensure a competitive marketplace, but that may prove difficult to do.

2 weeks ago

Richard Branson Has Big Plans for Virgin’s Travel Brands in 2020

Richard Branson Has Big Plans for Virgin’s Travel Brands in 2020

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

While Richard Branson and the Virgin Group have had attempted to break into many industries over the years, travel has remained an enduring part of the business. This looks to continue with cruises, hotels, and space tourism as key areas of focus.

1 month ago

Heathrow Airport Wants to Give Virgin Atlantic a Competitive Edge

Heathrow Airport Wants to Give Virgin Atlantic a Competitive Edge

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic has always talked a good game in relation to challenging British Airways but never quite delivered. Getting more slots at Heathrow Airport would give it ample opportunity to expand.

2 months ago

Virgin Atlantic Unveils Massive Growth Plans With a (Major) Catch

Virgin Atlantic Unveils Massive Growth Plans With a (Major) Catch

Brian Sumers, Skift

On a branding and product level, Virgin Atlantic has long punched above its weight. But overall, Virgin Atlantic is just another undersize airline trying to squeeze out a profit amid intense competition. Perhaps Heathrow's expansion will change that. But don't bet on it.

3 months ago

Virgin Atlantic CEO Predicts Airline’s Issue With Rolls-Royce Engines Is Almost Over

Virgin Atlantic CEO Predicts Airline’s Issue With Rolls-Royce Engines Is Almost Over

Brian Sumers, Skift

Earlier this week Emirates President Tim Clark blasted two engine manufacturers for producing shoddy products. Virgin Atlantic has had more than its share of problems with Rolls-Royce engines, but the airline's CEO said the situation is improving. Finally.

3 months ago

Delta Pilots Upset That Primo Routes to Europe Are Going to Foreign Partners

Delta Pilots Upset That Primo Routes to Europe Are Going to Foreign Partners

Brian Sumers, Skift

At your typical U.S. airline, a minor dispute between a labor union and management is not unusual. But Delta has a lot fewer of these skirmishes than its competitors.

4 months ago

The Most Fascinating Part of the World for Airlines So Far This Year

The Most Fascinating Part of the World for Airlines So Far This Year

Jay Shabat, Skift

It's never dull in the airline industry, and the first half of 2019 has been no exception. We were hard-pressed to single out the most interesting region. But the industry in Europe had the wildest ride in the first half, with high-profile bankruptcies, a few strikes, impending acquisitions, changing business models, and the perennial Alitalia saga.

5 months ago

Virgin Atlantic CEO Reveals Plans for FlyBe Acquisition

Virgin Atlantic CEO Reveals Plans for FlyBe Acquisition

Christopher Jasper and Guy Johnson, Bloomberg

Get ready for "Virgin something" as the airline moves to beef up its intercontinental offerings and take advantage of Heathrow's planned third runway with acquisitions like FlyBe.

6 months ago

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.

7 months 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.

7 months 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?

8 months ago