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    1. November 5, 2014

      Virgin group: Brand it like Branson

      Sir Richard Branson is a mass of contradictions. A man who often appears shy, yet has built a brand around his charisma....

    2. November 1, 2014

      Branson’s familiar path offers limited clues into the future

      Although its activities might be eye-catchingly different from the group’s other enterprises, Virgin Galactic has followed a...

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    1. Doing Business in Mauritius 2012

      The remote island state continues to reinvent itself...
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    1. October 31, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Richard Branson

      Chicken or beef?” The call of the Virgin Atlantic trolley-pusher escapes my lips as Sir Richard Branson consults his menu....

    2. October 17, 2014

      Short cuts: Updates from Copenhagen, Chicago, Lanzarote

      Copenhagen Christian Puglisi, a former sous chef to René Redzepi and one of the architects of new Nordic cooking, has opened...

    3. October 6, 2014

      Virgin Atlantic to shut domestic airline Little Red

      Virgin Atlantic is grounding its domestic airline, Little Red, after it failed to woo passengers from its short-haul service...

    4. September 5, 2014

      Week in Review, September 6

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. LVMH and Hermès call truce with deal on...

    5. September 3, 2014

      Virgin Atlantic to bolster US routes in attempt to return to profit

      Virgin Atlantic is to increase flying on its core transatlantic routes, as Sir Richard Branson’s airline seeks to mount a...

    6. August 1, 2014

      Airlines divided over crossing Iraq after MH17 crash

      A split has emerged between airlines about whether it is safe to fly over war-torn Iraq, after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. FT Alphaville

      June 10, 2013

      The Closer

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

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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