Articles tagged “virgin australia”

Virgin Australia Will Not Privatize Despite Sluggish Stock Price

Virgin Australia Will Not Privatize Despite Sluggish Stock Price

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

In the current era, airlines generally thrive when they're massive in size with global reach. Virgin Australia has six long-haul airplanes, making it tiny compared to Qantas. A transpacific joint venture with Delta Air Line helps, but it's not enough.

6 months ago

Qantas and Virgin Australia Battle Over In-Flight Wi-Fi Rollouts

Qantas and Virgin Australia Battle Over In-Flight Wi-Fi Rollouts

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Both Qantas and Virgin Australia should have Wi-Fi available on all domestic flights by the end of 2018. While travelers want to stay connected, they probably won’t pay for Wi-Fi, but might choose flights on the basis of internet coverage, especially on longer routes.

6 months ago

HNA Failed to Be Transparent About Details of Its Virgin Australia Stake

HNA Failed to Be Transparent About Details of Its Virgin Australia Stake

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

HNA's omissions and lack of transparency are deeply ingrained in the company's culture. This could end badly as regulators catch up with the Chinese company's aggressive investing style around the world.

7 months ago

Pop-Up Flight Check-Ins at Hotels to Be Tested by Virgin Australia and Amadeus

Pop-Up Flight Check-Ins at Hotels to Be Tested by Virgin Australia and Amadeus

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

Innovations powered by cloud computing are on the way to streamline the flight check-in process, but will take some time to become available globally.

11 months ago

Qantas’ Domestic Success Masks International Struggles

Qantas’ Domestic Success Masks International Struggles

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

While exiting a turnaround period is a successful feat for any airline, its really what happens over the next couple of years that counts. Will Qantas be able to maintain its current trajectory or will it slip back into bad old habits?

12 months ago

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Notably missing from this list are any of the U.S. legacy carriers. Just saying.

1 year ago

Virgin Australia CEO Interview: Seats, Innovation and the Chinese Market

Virgin Australia CEO Interview: Seats, Innovation and the Chinese Market

Brian Sumers, Skift

Few airlines focus as much on passenger experience as Virgin Australia. But unfortunately for investors, that approach has not produced recent profits.

2 years ago

Hainan Airlines Owner Acquires Stake in Virgin Australia

Hainan Airlines Owner Acquires Stake in Virgin Australia

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

HNA Group will join Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, and Singapore Airlines as stakeholders in Virgin Australia.

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

Singapore Air is Closely Watching Virgin Australia Developments

Singapore Air is Closely Watching Virgin Australia Developments

Angus Whitley and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Singapore Airlines already owns low-cost carriers that serve China and India, its fastest-growing markets. Still, the carrier must decide if the much smaller Australian market is worth more investment than the giant Chinese and India markets.

2 years ago

Singapore Air Raises Virgin Australia Stake Amid Ownership Shuffle

Singapore Air Raises Virgin Australia Stake Amid Ownership Shuffle

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Consolidation and joint ventures in the airline sector are heating up. Earlier this week, Alaska Airlines announced it would acquire Virgin America and now, the ownership structure of Virgin Australia is up in the air. With Air New Zealand considering bowing out, is there an opening for current investors Singapore Air or Etihad to swoop in?

2 years ago

Virgin Australia’s Largest Shareholder Air New Zealand Considers Exit

Virgin Australia’s Largest Shareholder Air New Zealand Considers Exit

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

An interesting week of developments for The Virgin Group as two of its carriers search for suitors -- Virgin America is looking for a buyer and Virgin Australia is seeking more investors.

2 years ago