Articles tagged “virgin atlantic”

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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.

11 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago