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  • Virgin Atlantic axes loss-making carrier Little Red

    ​Virgin Atlantic is to scrap its domestic UK short-haul operation, Little Red, in September next year after it proved unprofitable.

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  • Virgin foresees firming 787-9 options and possible -10s

    Virgin Atlantic intends to exercise its Boeing 787-9 options and is looking at the -10 variant as a potential...

  • 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...

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  • Aer Lingus shares surge over possible IAG bid

    News | 18 Dec 2014 15:10 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    ​Shares in Irish flag-carrier Aer Lingus have risen sharply, apparently on the back of reports that it is being viewed as an acquisition target by British Airways parent IAG.
  • ANALYSIS: Delta eyes a ‘fantastic’ 2015 as strength continues

    News | 12 Dec 2014 17:28 | Edward Russell

    ​Any one who has listened to a Delta Air Lines investor presentation in the past two years knows the drill – margin improvement, returning capital to shareholders and building a balance sheet that equals or surpasses those of investment grade industrials.
  • Delta sees $200m benefit from Virgin Atlantic stake in 2015

    News | 11 Dec 2014 18:25 | Edward Russell

    ​Delta Air Lines anticipates a $200 million boost to its earnings from its stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways in 2015, as the UK-based carrier’s fortunes improve.
  • Air France KLM sees ‘positive’ transatlantic demand in 2015

    News | 09 Dec 2014 00:31 | Edward Russell

    ​Air France KLM chief executive Alexandre De Juniac says demand looks “positive” across the Atlantic in 2015, after profits at the carrier took a hit from high capacity growth in the market earlier this year.
  • UK government to abolish air passenger duty for children

    News | 03 Dec 2014 14:28 | Kerry Reals

    Children under the age of 12 will be exempt from the UK's air passenger duty (APD) flight tax from 1 May 2015, the country's chancellor George Osborne said today in the Autumn Statement.
  • ​ANALYSIS: 747-400 numbers healthy a decade after final delivery

    News | 02 Dec 2014 11:28 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    A decade after Boeing built the last passenger variant of the 747-400, more than half the delivered fleet remains in service in the airline role, but the retirement rate is beginning to build momentum.