Articles tagged “virgin group”

Florida’s New Higher-Speed Rail Has the Highest Death Rate in the U.S.

Florida’s New Higher-Speed Rail Has the Highest Death Rate in the U.S.

Terry Spencer, Associated Press

It’s not entirely clear why the Brightline has so many more fatalities than other trains, but its higher speeds may be a factor. The rail is hoping to put up signs around the tracks and install new regulations to keep people out of the train’s path.

7 days ago

Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Space Base But Not Its Launch Timing

Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Space Base But Not Its Launch Timing

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Champagne and caviar? Check. Barista island? Check. Scheduled flights? Richard Branson will get back to you. Space tourism has been an endlessly delayed launch, after all.

4 months ago

Virgin Galactic Could Fly Customers to Space as Soon as This Year

Virgin Galactic Could Fly Customers to Space as Soon as This Year

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Virgin Galactic already has about 700 customers willing to pay $250,000 for a 90-minute flight. That's remarkable, right?

7 months ago

Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson Plans a Humanitarian Concert for Venezuela

Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson Plans a Humanitarian Concert for Venezuela

Matthew Bristow, Bloomberg

Cynics may guess that Richard Branson saw the movie Bohemian Rhapsody and, reminded of the success of the first Live Aid concert in 1985, decided narcissistically to revive the idea. Idealists will say, whatever the motivation, the world must ease the economic crisis in Venezuela.

10 months ago

Virgin Voyages Is Counting on Its Brand to Win Over Cruise Skeptics

Virgin Voyages Is Counting on Its Brand to Win Over Cruise Skeptics

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Virgin Voyages is emphatic about being a different kind of cruise player while planning to sail from the world's busiest cruise port to the most popular destination. The difference will be in the details, and we're still waiting for most of those.

2 years ago

Richard Branson Believes Supersonic Air Travel Is the ‘Next Big Thing’

Richard Branson Believes Supersonic Air Travel Is the ‘Next Big Thing’

Angus Whitley and Jason Kelly, Bloomberg

Richard Branson has a history of making bold predictions that don't turn out quite right. If – and it's a big if – supersonic jet travel makes a comeback, commercially viable flights are decades away.

2 years ago

Virgin Voyages Sharpens Its Focus With Adult-Only Cruise Plan

Virgin Voyages Sharpens Its Focus With Adult-Only Cruise Plan

Hannah Sampson, Skift

One of the buzz phrases in the cruise industry for the past couple of years has been "multigenerational cruising." Virgin Voyages sees an opportunity in keeping one generation off its inaugural ship.

2 years ago

Virgin Group Settles Lawsuit That Claimed Its Cruise Line Plan Was Stolen

Virgin Group Settles Lawsuit That Claimed Its Cruise Line Plan Was Stolen

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The $300 million lawsuit has drawn attention from Virgin's plans to "make waves" in the cruise industry. Now the focus will shift to whether Virgin Cruises can deliver on that promise.

4 years ago