Articles tagged “virgin”

Airlines

Qantas, Virgin Face New Challenger on Australia’s Local Routes

Domestic air travel is still slow in Australia, but Rex is positioning itself for the eventual return of local flyers, particularly on routes popular for leisure travel.

Qantas, Virgin Face New Challenger on Australia’s Local Routes

Airlines

Why Qantas’ Surprise Stake in Alliance Worries Virgin

Qantas surprises the market by snaring a fifth of successful charter operator Alliance Airlines. Rival Virgin Australia is particularly worried by the move. Here's why.

Why Qantas’ Surprise Stake in Alliance Worries Virgin

Rail

Virgin Is Lending Its Name to a High-Speed Train Line in Florida

Let's hope Virgin is only lending its branding skills here: The Virgin-run rail line in the UK is a poster child for incompetence.

Virgin Is Lending Its Name to a High-Speed Train Line in Florida

Cruises

Virgin Voyages Will Join the Cruise Ship Crowds in Cuba

Virgin Voyages has been talking about visiting Cuba for three years now, so this announcement is no surprise. But will the destination still be as popular in 2020 as it is now?

Virgin Voyages Will Join the Cruise Ship Crowds in Cuba

Transport

Virgin Hyperloop Loses a Chunk of Its Board After Replacements and Arrests

One dose Branson, another dose Musk, and another a hyped transportation concept with dreams of federal funding. Really, this seems like par for the course.

Virgin Hyperloop Loses a Chunk of Its Board After Replacements and Arrests

Airlines

Virgin Group’s Space Ventures Secures $1 Billion Saudi Arabia Investment

When the oil wells run dry, Saudi Arabia hopes to generate money by shuttling passengers through outer space (Virgin Galactic) and point to point in cars (Uber) through cities around the world. When you have cash to burn, there could be much worse investments.

Virgin Group’s Space Ventures Secures $1 Billion Saudi Arabia Investment

Airlines

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.

Virgin Australia Promises 2016 Will Be Its Comeback Year for Profitability

Airlines

Delta Agrees Not To Outsource Pilots’ Jobs to Virgin Atlantic

The durability of Delta's agreement with pilots not to outsource their work to Vigin Altantic on London flights remains to be seen because the pact doesn't contain any penalties for Delta if it fails to live up to its word.

Delta Agrees Not To Outsource Pilots’ Jobs to Virgin Atlantic

Cruises

Virgin Group Plans a Cruise Line With Backing from Bain

We're still a long way off from booking a Virgin Cruise. And if the extended delays between the announcement of Virgin Hotels and the first one opening is any indication, Sir Richard will be in his twilight years before he sets sail.

Virgin Group Plans a Cruise Line With Backing from Bain

Online Travel

Richard Branson Invests $30 Million in Bitcoin Payment Processor

With Virgin Galactic passengers being able to pay in bitcoin, Richard Branson's investment in BitPay means he is putting serious money behind this payment gamble, although it may not turn out to be one of his most prudent investments.

Richard Branson Invests $30 Million in Bitcoin Payment Processor