Virgin Atlantic

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Richard Branson says he came close to losing Virgin Group empire during pandemic
Billionaire tells of personally losing £1.5bn and ‘painful’ backlash after plea for state loan for Virgin Atlantic

Julia Kollewe

04, May, 2023 @11:25 AM

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Heathrow told to cut passenger charges in move that could lower fares
Decision by Civil Aviation Authority comes despite airport having argued for higher fees

Kalyeena Makortoff and Gwyn Topham

08, Mar, 2023 @8:22 AM

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British Airways and Virgin to fly daily from UK to China again
Services to Shanghai to restart after Covid quarantine restrictions lifted, with BA also resuming Beijing route

Julia Kollewe

02, Feb, 2023 @5:24 PM

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Virgin Atlantic withdraws support for Heathrow third runway
Airline chief Shai Weiss attacks airport’s proposal to increase landing charges by 120%

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

21, Nov, 2022 @11:32 AM

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Shai Weiss: the Virgin Atlantic boss taking flight again after the pandemic
The airline chief executive has had to contend with the corporate impact of Covid and the personal impact of cancer; now diversity and climate are top of his to-do list

Gwyn Topham

05, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Hundreds of Heathrow staff to strike in run-up to Fifa World Cup
Three days of action from 18 November could mean disruption for football fans heading to Qatar

Mark Sweney and Joanna Partridge

04, Nov, 2022 @5:01 PM

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Richard Branson will stop ‘turning girls upside down’ on Virgin planes
The airline owner says he is still physically capable of ‘picking up ladies’ but ‘times have moved on’

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent, in Tampa

03, Nov, 2022 @6:09 PM

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Richard Branson urges Heathrow not to limit Christmas flights
Strong dollar and end of Covid restrictions lead to huge boom in travel from US to UK, Virgin and Delta say

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

03, Nov, 2022 @2:49 PM

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Virgin Atlantic staff can choose which uniform to wear ‘no matter their gender’
Airline reflects diversity of workforce with policy on its Vivienne Westwood-designed outfits

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

28, Sep, 2022 @10:36 AM

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Virgin Atlantic chief: UK government should reverse course as pound slumps
Airline boss says weak sterling is hurting both the UK economy and consumers

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

27, Sep, 2022 @11:07 AM

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Holiday luggage: the best carry-on bags to take on board
Tales of turmoil at airports make hand baggage the route to choose – but be aware of cabin allowances

Jess Clark

16, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Andrew Garfield to play Richard Branson in limited TV series
The recent Emmy nominee will take on the role of the entrepreneur in a drama focused on the rise of Virgin Airways

Benjamin Lee

15, Jul, 2022 @4:23 PM

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