Virgin Atlantic is to offer even more luxury to its premium leisure passengers departing from Gatwick Airport for the Caribbean, Orlando or Las Vegas. The airline is revamping its Clubhouse at Gatwick and will be unveiling a brand new Cowshed Spa.
Eurostar has signed an e-ticketing deal with Virgin Atlantic that allows consumers to buy train tickets at the same time as they book their flights. The move is designed to open up bookings of the high-speed train operator to more overseas travellers to the UK.
Passengers travelling on Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, can now book Eurostar tickets for onward high-speed journeys between London, Paris and Brussels.
British Airways has suffered another blow after losing a contract to Virgin Atlantic to fly Gordon Brown and his entourage to the G20 summit in Pittsburgh.
Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, has appointed Phil Maher as its new Director of Engineering. Phil takes over from Steve Griffiths, who was appointed as Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Operating Officer in March.
Richard Branson has taken his battle against the proposed tie-up between British Airways and American Airlines to Barack Obama. The Virgin Atlantic founder has written to the US President in the hope of persuading US administrations to block the transatlantic tie-up between his two arch rivals, claiming it will suffocate competition at Heathrow.
British Airways passengers who are prevented from boarding an aircraft because of suspected swine flu could lose the price of their ticket.
The prospect of a summer of travel chaos has been raised a notch after several airlines, led by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, have started refusing to check-in holidaymakers suspected of suffering from swine-flu like symptoms, unless they can provide a “fit to fly” note from their doctor.
Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic, today warned that the UK Government’s plans to increase taxes on air passengers are out of control and will hurt passengers, the aviation industry and developing regions such as the Caribbean and Africa.
Steve Ridgway, the chief executive of Virgin Atlantic, has admitted to being aware that his airline had conspired to fix prices with British Airways.
Virgin Atlantic and V Australia have joined forces in a new loyalty programme agreement which allows travellers to earn miles when flying on the networks of both airlines.
Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, today highlighted the contradictions and lack of consumer benefits in BA and American Airline’s proposals to effectively merge.