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Virgin Atlantic to launch new Cowshed Spa at Gatwick Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic to launch new Cowshed Spa at Gatwick Clubhouse

27 August 2009 Press Release Spa News

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 and Virgin ink joint bookings deal

Eurostar and Virgin ink joint bookings deal

25 August 2009 Travel Technology News

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.

Brown snubs BA for Virgin

Brown snubs BA for Virgin

18 August 2009 Airline News

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 Appoints new director of engineering

Virgin Atlantic Appoints new director of engineering

17 August 2009 Press Release Airline News

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.

Branson appeals to Obama to halt BA-AA merger

Branson appeals to Obama to halt BA-AA merger

13 August 2009 Airline News

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.

Swine flu stokes fears of summer travel chaos

20 July 2009 Tourism News

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.

Branson speaks out on out of control Air Tax rises

Branson speaks out on out of control Air Tax rises

15 July 2009 Press Release Airline News

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.