Articles tagged “virgin atlantic”

Virgin Atlantic Heading Toward Loss Thanks to Brexit and Low-Cost Competition

Virgin Atlantic Heading Toward Loss Thanks to Brexit and Low-Cost Competition

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Looks like it could be a tough couple of years for Virgin Atlantic. Even if the Brexit vote hadn't happened the airline would have still faced a squeeze from the increased level of competition on its transatlantic routes.

1 day 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.

2 days ago

Virgin Holidays Top Exec Leaves for Sister Company Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Holidays Top Exec Leaves for Sister Company Virgin Atlantic

Patrick Whyte, Skift

There is no CEO at Virgin Holidays, perhaps because of its very close relationship with airline Virgin Atlantic, instead it is led by a Managing Director. The latest changes at the top illustrate just how intertwined the two companies are.

3 months ago

Delta Brings Its New Loyalty Redemption Pricing to Virgin Atlantic

Delta Brings Its New Loyalty Redemption Pricing to Virgin Atlantic

Grant Martin, Skift

Delta's not-too-popular variable award pricing model is now being used to price out tickets on Virgin Atlantic. That may not bode well for the future of using SkyMiles within Delta's larger SkyTeam network.

6 months ago

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Hospitality Reenvisioned Through Data and Mobile

Hospitality Reenvisioned Through Data and Mobile

Microsoft + Skift

The digital transformation of hospitality and travel is underway, and it mirrors the changes most brands and consumers now see across the broader business ecosystem.

7 months ago

Airlines Are Auctioning Seats Rather Than Upgrading Loyal Passengers

Airlines Are Auctioning Seats Rather Than Upgrading Loyal Passengers

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines aren't in the business of giving stuff away for free any more, so expect more airlines to consider seat auctions or other ways to monetize items they used to give away to loyal flyers.

9 months ago

Virgin Atlantic CEO Already Sees Low-Cost Norwegian Air Hurting U.S. Fares

Virgin Atlantic CEO Already Sees Low-Cost Norwegian Air Hurting U.S. Fares

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The transatlantic route has long been one of the world's most profitable ones. Then Norwegian Air came it and is upsetting long-held assumptions.

10 months ago

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Redefining Hospitality With Digital Tools for the Travel Industry

Redefining Hospitality With Digital Tools for the Travel Industry

Microsoft + Skift

Explore with us where the travel industry is headed, technologically. The time has come to look at what the future holds for hospitality, and every travel vertical, as an industry that uses digital tools to better reach customers — and re-envisions itself along the way.

10 months ago

Virgin Atlantic Says British Departure From EU Could Lead to Fleet Changes

Virgin Atlantic Says British Departure From EU Could Lead to Fleet Changes

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The flip side of a pro-exit vote by the UK Is a Europe given an economic stimulus by London-based companies looking for a new home, like Virgin.

10 months ago

Delta’s Partnership via Equity Strategy Takes an $81 Million Hit in Brazil

Delta’s Partnership via Equity Strategy Takes an $81 Million Hit in Brazil

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When airlines such as Delta and Etihad opt to make investments in partner airlines around the globe instead of making acquisitions, which can trigger regulatory hassles, the investor carriers are going to be subject to economic turmoil in partners' domestic markets. That just goes with the territory.

12 months ago

Why Delta Is Virgin America’s Most Likely Suitor

Why Delta Is Virgin America’s Most Likely Suitor

Marisa Garcia, Skift

We love the idea of a JetBlue and Virgin America merger, but loving the notion does not make it any more likely. Assuming that anyone will one day buy Virgin America, we believe it will be Delta. Go on, though, JetBlue. We would be delighted to be wrong.

1 year ago

Virgin Atlantic to Spend $4.3 Billion on 12 Airbus Jets

Virgin Atlantic to Spend $4.3 Billion on 12 Airbus Jets

Kari Lundgren and Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic has long been on the forefront of cabin comfort, but it needs new planes to keep up with competitors which just recently began to outclass them at times.

1 year ago