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  1. July 28, 2014

    Virgin America files for IPO

    Virgin America, the California-based airline partly owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, has announced plans for an...

  2. July 23, 2014

    Delta gains on domestic demand underpin

    Delta Air Lines lifted the US airline sector on Wednesday after it said results were underpinned by strong domestic demand,...

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  1. April 24, 2014

    Virgin Atlantic chief dismisses EU fears over control of airline

    Concerns in Brussels that Delta Air Lines of the US controls Virgin Atlantic Airways were dismissed as “rubbish” by the boss...

  2. April 4, 2014

    EU probes airlines with large foreign stakeholders

    The European Commission has launched an inquiry into stakes held by foreign investors in four European airlines, warning...

  3. February 6, 2014

    Air France says Etihad deal strengthens Alitalia investment case

    Air France-KLM is still open to investing more in its struggling Italian partner Alitalia if restructuring conditions are...

  4. December 16, 2013

    Virgin Atlantic to charge economy passengers to reserve seats

    Virgin Atlantic is to charge many economy class passengers to reserve a seat before check-in, the airline has announced....

  5. September 23, 2013

    Delta and Virgin joint venture plans approved

    US regulators on Monday approved plans for a joint venture on transatlantic routes between Delta Air Lines and Virgin...

  6. August 18, 2013

    Virgin Atlantic holds off on SkyTeam

    Virgin Atlantic will not be rushed into deciding whether to join the SkyTeam global airline alliance, says its chief...

  7. August 18, 2013

    Chief of Virgin Atlantic fuels profit hopes in joint venture

    The new chief executive of Virgin Atlantic Airways has expressed a “high” level of confidence that the UK airline can return...

  8. August 11, 2013

    Big air alliances rule out move from Heathrow

    The world’s biggest airlines have ruled out moving from Heathrow to another UK airport, bolstering the chances of a highly...

  9. July 23, 2013

    Airlines reject Heathrow offer on airport charges

    Airlines have rejected an offer from Heathrow for its user charges to increase by a smaller amount than previously proposed,...

  10. June 28, 2013

    Nats navigates its way round Olympics

    Nats, the UK air traffic control service, on Friday hailed the absence of problems during last year’s London Olympic Games,...

  11. June 24, 2013

    Delta secures Virgin Atlantic stake

    Delta Air Lines finalised its purchase of a 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic as the two carriers unveiled a code-share...

  12. June 16, 2013

    Commentary: Global hub status at stake if UK makes wrong choice

    Sir Howard Davies, the respected UK economist, has entered seriously turbulent airspace. As head of the Airports Commission,...

  13. FT Alphaville

    June 10, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Should the US steal Australia’s superannuation system? - “Only losers hedge!” Stock-market news...

  14. May 17, 2013

    Mile-high bid to step up to a better class

    ‘For those seeking a way out of the economy cabin, a number of airlines, including Virgin Atlantic, Etihad, Austrian...

  15. May 16, 2013

    Virgin Atlantic chief vows return to profit

    Craig Kreeger, Virgin Atlantic’s new chief executive, on Thursday pledged to return Sir Richard Branson’s airline to profit...

  16. May 14, 2013

    Auctions to upgrade economy seats

    For those seeking a way out of the economy cabin, a number of airlines, including Virgin Atlantic, Etihad, Austrian Airlines...

  17. April 25, 2013

    Weak UK trading weighs on Aer Lingus

    Operating losses at Aer Lingus increased sharply in the first quarter of 2013 because of weaker trading in the UK, higher...

  18. April 2, 2013

    Virgin seeks talks over Air France-KLM link-up

    Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic is preparing to hold detailed talks about a joint venture with Air France-KLM and...

  19. March 20, 2013

    Budget 2013: Airlines attack air passenger duty rise

    The aviation industry strongly criticised George Osborne after the chancellor once again rejected its call for the abolition...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 18, 2013

    EasyJet targets BA’s Moscow customers

    EasyJet is bringing budget air travel to one of Europe’s more expensive routes – London to Moscow – in a move that will...

  21. February 17, 2013

    Virgin Atlantic weighs joining SkyTeam

    Virgin Atlantic is likely to join the SkyTeam global airline alliance following its far-reaching move to form a...

  22. February 12, 2013

    Heathrow calls for rise in airline tariffs

    The operator of Heathrow on Tuesday called for large increases in the user charges paid by airlines, saying the rises were...

  23. February 4, 2013

    Airlines step up fight over passenger duty

    Dropping air passenger duty would provide a sizeable lift to the UK economy, the aviation industry said, as it stepped up...

  24. January 16, 2013

    Other airlines sanguine about Dreamliner

    Airlines operating the Boeing 787 Dreamliner outside of Japan have closed ranks behind the passenger jet, ruling out...

  25. January 8, 2013

    Virgin Atlantic taps American for chief

    Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic on Tuesday announced that Craig Kreeger, an executive at American Airlines, would...

  26. December 30, 2012

    New York hubs reflect size of regional market

    New York is often cited by those who believe its two big international hub airports – JFK and Newark – offer a model for how...

  27. December 12, 2012

    Delta set to resume paying dividends

    Delta Air Lines, the world’s largest airline by revenue, expects to start returning cash to shareholders during 2013, in the...

  28. FT Alphaville

    December 11, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Better news out of Europe and building optimism that a US budget deal can be reached,...

  29. December 11, 2012

    Delta’s Virgin deal to put pressure on BA

    British Airways faces stronger competition on its core transatlantic routes after Delta Air Lines on Tuesday unveiled plans...

  30. December 10, 2012

    Branson vows to hold on to Virgin stake

    Sir Richard Branson on Monday signalled he is not planning to relinquish control of Virgin Atlantic, as Delta Air Lines of...

  31. December 9, 2012

    Delta and Virgin set to unveil tie-up

    Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic are preparing to announce a partnership on flights between London and North America as...

  32. December 7, 2012

    Delta eyes Singapore’s Virgin stake

    The prospect of Sir Richard Branson getting a new partner at Virgin Atlantic re-emerged this week when Singapore Airlines...

  33. December 7, 2012

    Letter from Lex – Christmas shopping

    Some companies have started their Christmas shopping early. Baxter spent $4bn buying Swedish dialysis-product maker Gambro,...

  34. December 3, 2012

    North Atlantic venture eyes Virgin assets

    Virgin Atlantic is looking at joining a north Atlantic joint venture between Delta Air Lines and Air France-KLM as part of...

  35. December 3, 2012

    Singapore Air / Virgin – buyer beware

    When a deal is billed as a match made in heaven, and the companies involved are touted as “meant for each other”, marital...

  36. FT Alphaville

    December 3, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks gained on positive China manufacturing data, with the MSCI Asia Pacific index rising 0.2% and on track for its...

  37. December 2, 2012

    Delta in talks to buy Virgin stake

    Delta Air Lines is in talks to buy Singapore Airlines’ 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic, reviving a deal long discussed...

  38. November 25, 2012

    Heathrow faces showdown over rising levy

    Heathrow is heading for a bruising showdown with airlines after they voiced strong opposition to the airport’s proposal for...

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