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    1. April 7, 2016

      Flybe falls 8% on flat passenger volumes and revenues

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    2. April 3, 2016

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    1. March 29, 2016

      Manchester to San Francisco flights lift northern England tech

      The tech industry in northern England has received a boost after Virgin Atlantic announced plans for direct flights...

    2. March 23, 2016

      Virgin Atlantic’s pre-tax profits soar 81%

      Virgin Atlantic flew to a second consecutive year of profit in 2015 as the UK airline founded by Sir Richard Branson...

    3. March 20, 2016

      Craig Kreeger, Virgin Atlantic CEO, talks the long haul

      The clock is ticking on one of the aviation industry’s most colourful wagers. In 2012, Willie Walsh, chief executive of...

    4. January 12, 2016

      Ryanair and easyJet eye work with rivals

      European passengers flying long-haul to the US or further afield could soon find themselves travelling part of the way...

    5. December 9, 2015

      Virgin Atlantic lands Europe’s first bond tied to airport slots

      Virgin Atlantic has become the first European airline to raise money by using its take-off and landing slots at...

    6. November 2, 2015

      Virgin Group hopes customers will be seeing Red

      Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has put a loyalty programme at the centre of its efforts to expand the Virgin brand...

    7. October 19, 2015

      Airlines reach for WiFi in the sky

      Forget champagne, fully flat beds and onboard showers. For airlines’ business travellers, the must-have facility these...

    8. March 10, 2015

      Virgin Atlantic returns to profit after three years of losses

      Virgin Atlantic has returned to profit after three years of losses, lifted by its partnership with Delta Air Lines of...

    9. February 5, 2015

      Business leaders back ambitious emissions reduction target

      The chief executive of Unilever, the maker of Dove soap and Lipton tea, has urged world leaders to slash greenhouse gas...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. August 2, 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

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      June 10, 2013

      The Closer

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

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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