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  • Virgin Atlantic cuts several routes to focus on transatlantic


    Virgin Atlantic will withdraw routes to Cape Town, Mumbai, Tokyo and Vancouver as part of a strengthened emphasis on transatlantic flights – but hints that it could resume the axed services if a new runway is built at London Heathrow airport.


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  • Virgin Atlantic trials wearable technology at Heathrow


    Virgin Atlantic staff are using Google Glass and Sony SmartWatch 2 technology as part of a pilot scheme aimed at...


  • INTERIORS: Arinc's Cabin Connect set to go live with Virgin Atlantic


    Arinc is nearing a major milestone with its Cabin Connect in-flight wi-fi system as Virgin Atlantic prepares to go...


  • Virgin can deliver more value for Delta than for SIA: Bastian


    Delta Air Lines president Ed Bastian is confident that the carrier can extract far more value from its shareholding in...


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  • AerCap to part out A340-600s

    News | 18 Sep 2014 15:19 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Amsterdam-based lessor AerCap is set to part out three Airbus A340-600s previously operated by Hainan Airlines, sources indicate.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AerCap-to-part-out-A340-600s-403872/
  • ANALYSIS: Virgin Galactic 'close to reaching space'

    News | 18 Sep 2014 13:59 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Virgin Galactic has formally backed away from its pledge to put its first fare-paying passengers into suborbital space by the close of 2014 – but has made a very public declaration that suborbital operations from its purpose-built spaceport in New Mexico will begin in early 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Virgin-Galactic-close-to-reaching-space-403853/
  • Virgin Atlantic fleet to get Gogo wi-fi

    News | 17 Sep 2014 15:00 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Gogo and Virgin Atlantic have agreed on initial terms of a deal to outfit Virgin’s entire fleet with Gogo’s “2Ku” inflight connectivity service.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Atlantic-fleet-to-get-Gogo-wi-fi-403810/
  • Gatwick to decide about EasyJet terminal move by year-end

    News | 09 Sep 2014 14:57 | Michael Gubisch

    ​Gatwick airport is aiming to make a decision by year-end about EasyJet’s planned move to the gateway’s north terminal.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Gatwick-to-decide-about-EasyJet-terminal-move-by-year-end-403502/
  • ANALYSIS: Virgin strengthens in key transatlantic markets

    News | 04 Sep 2014 16:39 | Oliver Clark

    Virgin Atlantic's decision to scrap four international routes and focus on strengthening its transatlantic services marks the latest chapter in a battle for dominance in this key market – one in which the UK carrier and partner Delta Air Lines is joined by British Airways/American Airlines and United Airlines among the heavyweight contestants.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Virgin-strengthens-in-key-transatlantic-markets-403353/
  • Virgin Atlantic open to further 787 sales and leasebacks

    News | 04 Sep 2014 14:05 | Oliver Clark

    Virgin Atlantic chief executive Craig Kreeger says the airline could be open to selling and leasing back more of its Boeing 787s to lessors.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Atlantic-open-to-further-787-sales-and-leasebacks-403349/