Articles tagged “virgin”

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Biographer Takes on the Legacy of Virgin’s Richard Branson

Biographer Takes on the Legacy of Virgin’s Richard Branson

Nicholas Blincoe, The Daily Telegraph

Does anyone really believe that Sir Richard is all he makes himself out to be? His greatest invention has always be that of his personal brand.

6 years ago

Virgin Galactic Completes Another Test Flight of Its Spaceship

Virgin Galactic Completes Another Test Flight of Its Spaceship

Lauren Villagran, Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico's space port has its fingers crossed that the delays will end and it can begin seeing revenue come in from Virgin's endeavor.

6 years ago

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Consider Ways to Merge Identities

Delta and Virgin Atlantic Consider Ways to Merge Identities

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Delta and Virgin Atlantic are on the same page regarding their network goals, but the culture clash that will occur when they consider blending signature perks would be very interesting to observe. Virgin can lend a little cool to Delta, but what aspects of Delta's culture would be appealing to Virgin? Hmmm.

6 years ago

The First 700 Tickets on Virgin Galactic’s Space Flights Have Been Sold

The First 700 Tickets on Virgin Galactic’s Space Flights Have Been Sold

The Daily Telegraph

In Branson world, consumers line up to pay him crazy amounts of money for a ticket to ride into space. He's doing it in our world, too

6 years ago

Virgin Australia Ends the Fiscal Year With an A$110 Million Loss

David Fickling, Bloomberg

These loses may be pegged on factors like the new booking system, you can't underestimate the effect of the Qantas-Emirates tie-up.

6 years ago

Virgin America’s CEO on the airline’s shrewd move into Alaska market

There aren't many options out of Alaska, so catering to this market from its west coast hub is a smart move for Virgin.

6 years ago

Virgin Cars? Richard Branson makes move on Advantage rental-car business

Mark Clothier and Sara Forden, Bloomberg

It's an excellent, opportunistic move by Branson to make a bid the same week the very complacent car rental companies announced plans to boost rates on corporate customers.

6 years ago

Best travel ads this week: Switzerland, sunshine, and swimming pools

6 years ago

Virgin’s Branson says spacecraft will launch at Christmas, but staff cautious

Virgin’s Branson says spacecraft will launch at Christmas, but staff cautious

Diana Alba Soular, Las Cruces Sun-News

Sir Richard's enthusiasm can sometimes get the best of him. But his shoot-from-the-hip style has the benefit of pushing the troops further. And considering how far behind they are that's not necessarily a bad thing.

6 years ago

Virgin America’s losses finally begin to narrow as it eyes profitability

Virgin America’s losses finally begin to narrow as it eyes profitability

Mary Jane Credeur, Bloomberg

"Finally," isn't the right word, but it's pretty close.

6 years ago

Virgin Atlantic’s new CEO is going to make cuts, but says the cool will stay

Virgin Atlantic’s new CEO is going to make cuts, but says the cool will stay

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Virgin's new CEO comes with a nice bit of experience running rival British Airways' partnership with Atlantic Airlines, which will come in hand as he tries to make the Delta relationship work.

7 years ago

Richard Branson Q&A: What I love about travel

Richard Branson Q&A: What I love about travel

Laura Holt, The Daily Telegraph

Sure Sir Richard breathes a rare air. But he's fought to get there and has learned what travelers need to make them feel they've got their money's worth.

7 years ago