Articles tagged “virgin australia”

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 hours 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?

4 weeks 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.

4 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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?

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Virgin Australia Promises 2016 Will Be Its Comeback Year for Profitability

Virgin Australia Promises 2016 Will Be Its Comeback Year for Profitability

David Fickling, Bloomberg

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

2 years ago

Virgin Australia Escalates the Battle for Better Premium Economy

Virgin Australia Escalates the Battle for Better Premium Economy

Marisa Garcia, Skift

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.

2 years ago

Virgin Australia Brings Google Street View Into Its Sydney Airport Lounge

Virgin Australia Brings Google Street View Into Its Sydney Airport Lounge

Marisa Garcia, Skift

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