Articles tagged “virgin australia”

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

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

2 months ago

Hainan Airlines Owner Acquires Stake in Virgin Australia

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

5 months ago

Branson Says Several Suitors Vying for Virgin Australia Stake

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.

5 months ago

Singapore Air is Closely Watching Virgin Australia Developments

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.

5 months ago

Singapore Air Raises Virgin Australia Stake Amid Ownership Shuffle

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?

7 months ago

Virgin Australia’s Largest Shareholder Air New Zealand Considers Exit

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.

7 months ago

Virgin Australia Promises 2016 Will Be Its Comeback Year for Profitability

This is the news shareholders have been holding their breath for years to hear.

1 year ago

Virgin Australia Escalates the Battle for Better Premium Economy

With all the cabin improvements revealed in the Gulf and the Asia/Pacific markets, it makes us wish other airlines around the world would get inspired to compete on quality.

1 year ago

Virgin Australia Brings Google Street View Into Its Sydney Airport Lounge

This is as close as you get to free lounge access without a ticket, and an excellent way to tempt passengers into paying for the real thing.

2 years ago

Virgin Australia Pays Branson Extraordinary Royalties to Keep Brand Name

Amid a rough cost-cutting war in Australia, Virgin Australia is hedging its bets by putting the Virgin brand before all other assets as it attempts to attract customers and maintain profitable airfares.

2 years ago

Virgin Australia Pays 88 Cents for Full Stake in Tiger Air’s Local Unit

The purchase signals that Tiger Airways' local unit is essentially worth nothing, which means business should only improve from here.

2 years ago

Virgin Australia’s New Business Class Challenges Regional Rivals

The most creative work in cabins is taking place in business class.

2 years ago