Mark Anderson has been appointed chief executive of Connect Airways. Jointly owned by Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and fund manager Cyrus Capital Partners, the new entity will take control of struggling regional carrier Flybe.
Virgin Atlantic is partnering with Air France-KLM to enhance the bluebiz small and medium-sized enterprise corporate loyalty programme in the UK. These up-and-coming businesses have always been key to the Virgin Atlantic brand, the airline said.
Virgin Atlantic is relaunching flights between London Heathrow and Mumbai, India, for the first time in four years. Tickets will go on sale next Tuesday, with the first service set to take off on October 27th.
Virgin Atlantic has unveiled details of its Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, which includes an entirely new Upper Class cabin, featuring a brand new suite and social space.
Virgin Atlantic and Delta have announced plans to grow at London Gatwick – with the introduction of two new routes to Boston Logan and New York JFK from summer 2020.
A consortium led by Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Air has completed the takeover of stricken regional carrier Flybe. All Flybe assets and operations are now owned by Connect Airways and Flybe flights continue to operate as normal, according to a statement from the company.
Virgin Atlantic has announced the launch of a hidden disabilities scheme across its networks. Offered to passengers at no extra cost, the scheme ensures the airline provides extra assistance to those who may need it without them having to ask.
The commission concluded the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area.
Regional carrier Flybe has been saved from bankruptcy by a consortium of buyers including Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group. Forming a new company, Connect Airways, the pair will join Cyrus Capital to acquire Flybe for a total of £2.2 million.