Virgin Orbit has tried unsuccessfully to launch a rocket over the Pacific Ocean. A booster was released from under the wing of a Boeing 747 specially converted for the task, but exploded shortly afterwards.
Connect Airways chief executive, Mark Anderson, was today joined by over 200 Flybe leaders for the long-awaited unveiling of the airline’s new name. As it enters a new era, the carrier will now fly under the Virgin brand with the name, Virgin Connect.
Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages president Tom McAlpin announced today that the line is officially open for business, with the company’s first ship, Scarlet Lady, now open for bookings.
Necker Island can be booked exclusively throughout the year for up to 30 guests with rates starting from $77,500 per night.
Virgin Voyages’ first ship, Scarlet Lady, will feature Cuba as one of her voyage destinations during her inaugural season in 2020. The decision to sail to Cuba was influenced by customer and travel partner research it conducted in North America and the United Kingdom.
Air France-KLM has completed the acquisition of a 31 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic currently held by Virgin Group. The deal is valued at around £220 million and is part of an expanded transatlantic joint venture with Delta Air Lines.
Virgin Limited Edition has confirmed Necker Island will welcome back its first guests to a newly restored Great House as early as October 2018, with further accommodation to reopen in 2019.
Richard Branson was in earlier to reveal Virgin Voyages as the new identity for Virgin’s cruise line. Joined by the company’s president and chief executive Tom McAlpin, they announced the name and shared that Virgin Voyages has officially signed a ship building contract for three vessels with Italian master shipbuilder Fincantieri. The company will become the first cruise line to adopt the clean energy system, Climeon Ocean.