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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.

Virgin profits rise despite recession

26 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

Virgin Atlantic has reported a sharp rise in profits in the year to the end of February, bucking a trend seen by other airlines including main rival British Airways who reported a record annual operating loss of £401 million on Friday.

Virgin adds Puerto Rico offering

12 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

Virgin Atlantic is to launch flights between London Gatwick and Puerto Rico’s San Juan. The weekly services, which will operate via Antigua, from 7 November 2009.