Virgin Galactic disaster exactly 2 years ago inspires Branson in SA

2016-10-31 20:25

It was exactly two years ago that Richard Branson had to face one of his biggest ever set-backs: his R6.7trn Virgin Galactic tourist spaceship exploded over California's Mojave Desert, killing one pilot.

Virgin's Branson announces 12 months paternity leave, full pay

2015-06-10 19:00

Virgin Group founder, Richard Branson, has announced a new policy to grant male employees up to a year's paternity leave.

Virgin Galactic eyes resuming test flights

2014-11-08 17:59

Richard Branson owned company could resume test flights with a new spaceship within six months, just a week after the fatal crash of SpaceShipTwo.

Virgin ignored space safety warnings - expert

2014-11-02 21:16

A rocket science safety expert says Virgin Galactic "ignored" safety warnings in the years leading up to the deadly crash of its spacecraft in California.

Hijacked plane forced to land in Bali - reports

2014-04-25 09:28

A Virgin Australia plane has landed at Bali airport after a suspected hijacking, Indonesian officials say.

Moody's: Qantas credit raiting down to junk

2014-01-09 12:06

Australian carrier Qantas is facing some of its toughest-ever challenges after Moody's downgraded its credit rating to junk.

Qantas, Virgin row turns ugly

2013-11-20 14:08

Virgin Australia chief John Borghetti has lashed out at allegations made by Qantas in an escalating row over foreign ownership.

Virgin Australia expects $98m loss

2013-08-05 13:38

Virgin Australia is expecting a full-year loss of up to A$110m due to a range of factors including the tough economic environment and restructuring costs.

Branson loses bet, wears skirt

2013-05-12 14:25

British billionaire Richard Branson has strutted his stuff as an AirAsia flight attendant - complete with fishnet stockings and figure-hugging red pencil skirt.

Virgin sends runners to London

2013-01-09 12:27

Virgin Money will be sending three South African runners to London to participate in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon.


Branson pulls plug on big deal because of Brexit

2016-06-28 19:07

British entrepreneur Richard Branson says his Virgin Group had pulled out of a deal involving 3 000 jobs after Britain voted to leave the EU.

Virgin Australia cuts airfares on oil tumble

2015-01-22 12:30

Virgin Australia plans to cut fuel surcharges from flights to the US and reduce airfares in response to plunging oil prices, putting pressure on rival Qantas.

'Feathering system' involved in SpaceShipTwo crash

2014-11-03 09:06

Investigators say Virgin Galactic's experimental spaceship broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert after a device to slow the craft's descent prematurely deployed.

Drunk passenger tried to break into cockpit

2014-04-25 12:00

A drunk passenger has sparked a hijack alert on a Virgin Australia flight heading for the Indonesian resort island of Bali after he attempted to break into the cockpit, officials say.

Richard Branson eyes move into cruise ships

2014-03-26 16:10

British multi-billionaire and founder of the Virgin group, Richard Branson, is looking to move into cruise shipping, he told the German business daily Handelsblatt.

Virgin to take on Formula E

2013-12-06 07:26

Richard Branson's Virgin Group will enter the new Formula E electric racing series in 2014.

Branson tells of biggest mistake

2013-10-06 10:56

Sir Richard Branson has told delegates at the One Young World summit that if a person doesn't make mistakes, one will never achieve anything.

Virgin buys 60% of Tigerair Australia

2013-07-08 07:48

Virgin has completed the purchase of a 60% stake in low-cost rival Tigerair Australia and named CE John Borghetti as chairperson of the new business.

Branson open to sale of Virgin Australia

2013-05-08 08:41

Virgin chief Richard Branson has aired the possibility of selling his entire stake in budget carrier Virgin Australia.

Baby born on flight to SA

2012-10-21 09:49

A pregnant passenger on a flight from London to Johannesburg surprised cabin crew by going into labour a few hours after take off.

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