Virgin Atlantic has added seasonal flights that could give the Western Cape a R73m monthly boost

2020-02-12 19:13

A new direct seasonal service by Virgin Atlantic Airways between Cape Town and London has the potential to add R73 million per month to the Western Cape economy, supporting tourism spending and regional job growth.

Five ways airlines are making it easier to sleep

2016-06-10 10:11

A disproportionate number of these new offerings are promising to give you the single thing that’s most elusive at 35 000 feet: a good night’s sleep.

Branson denies ignoring safety warnings

2014-11-03 18:50

Billionaire Richard Branson has rejected media suggestions that he had ignored safety warnings about his Virgin Galactic spaceship before it crashed during a test.

UK's Virgin Atlantic scraps short-haul service

2014-10-06 16:00

Britain's Virgin Atlantic says its domestic short-haul unit, Little Red, would cease operations in 2015, just over two years after it was launched.

Virgin Australia annual net loss triples

2014-08-29 09:45

Virgin Australia has posted an annual net loss as intense competition led by Qantas, weak consumer sentiment and high taxes hurt its bottom line.

Emergency landing after cocaine bursts in drug mule's stomach

2014-07-28 09:26

A Virgin Atlantic flight was forced to make an emergency landing when the cocaine packages a passenger had been smuggling burst in his stomach.

Richard Branson to build supersonic planes

2014-05-08 13:59

Sir Richard Branson is planning to create supersonic planes, that will be able to transport passengers from New York to Tokyo within one hour.

Virgin Atlantic narrows 2013 annual loss

2014-04-24 13:00

Privately-owned British airline Virgin Atlantic says its annual loss narrowed by 50% in 2013, on track to return to profitability by the end of this year.

Virgin Atlantic pulls out of Australia

2014-02-05 12:17

British billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic is axing Sydney to Hong Kong services due to increasing costs.

Branson: Don't prop up Qantas

2013-12-04 12:46

British Billionaire Richard Branson has waded into a dispute over the future of Australian carrier Qantas, urging the government not to 'prop up the weak'.


Branson says Virgin would 'have a look' at SAA stake if asked - report

2019-11-08 13:11

The billionaire founder of the Virgin Group was speaking at an event in Johannesburg.

Virgin Atlantic plane makes emergency landing

2014-12-29 17:53

UPDATE: A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane has carried out a "non-standard landing" at London's Gatwick airport after a fault with its landing gear forced the US-bound plane to turn around.

Virgin takes full control of Tigerair Australia

2014-10-17 09:30

Virgin has taken full control of budget carrier Tigerair Australia, buying the remaining 40% it did not already own from its Singapore-listed parent.

Branson: Flight ban will hurt Russia

2014-09-12 20:04

Russia will be the biggest loser if it carried out a threat to ban Western airlines from flying over its territory, says Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson.

Virgin America files for US IPO

2014-07-28 14:00

Virgin America, the low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson has filed for an initial public offering of shares.

International visitors being treated to free calls after landing in SA

2014-07-04 08:20

Virgin Atlantic passengers from the UK and US won't have to worry about the high costs of roaming when landing at OR Tambo international.

Virgin Atlantic plots return to profit

2014-04-24 15:11

British airline Virgin Atlantic expects the benefits of its cost-cutting plan and a tie-up with US carrier Delta Air Lines to help it back to profit.

Virgin Atlantic needs new runway

2014-03-24 17:46

Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson has stepped up the campaign for a third runway at London's Heathrow airport.

Virgin Atlantic pulls out of Australia

2014-02-05 09:31

British billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic will be axing its Sydney to Hong Kong services due to increasing costs.

Virgin-Delta transatlantic deal gets the nod

2013-09-23 19:30

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines say their joint venture on routes between North America and Britain has been approved by the US Department of Transportation.

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