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Virgin’s new Beauty Queen: 2 engines 4 long haul

Almost a decade after declaring that four engines were the only way to fly long haul with the introduction of his Airbus A340-600s, Sir Richard Branson finally joins the long-range twinjet club today (2 April) when Virgin Atlantic introduces its first A330-300 between Manchester and Orlando. The 314 seater, dubbed “Beauty Queen” and appropriately registered G-VSXY, […]

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Day in Doha

I’ve been going to Qatar’s capital city regularly for over a decade now, and it never ceases to amaze me how this “aerotropolis” changes each time I step off the plane. During a lightning visit to Doha to interview Qatar Airways boss Akbar Al Baker, I managed to find an hour to finally pay a […]

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