Flightglobal is proud to welcome aviation’s highest-profile entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group, as our Guest Editor on Monday 8 June.

Sir Richard brought the fun and glamour back to the airline industry when he founded Virgin Atlantic Airways 25 years ago, at the same time challenging the established order. In addition he has been instrumental in taking the Virgin brand further with products in diverse markets including financial services and soft drinks.  

He has also taken the Virgin airline network to Belgium, Nigeria, USA and more recently Australia when he launched V Australia using social media. And he is now taking his whole travel empire to another dimension with Virgin Galactic, his space travel firm, .

See what Flightglobal looks like as Sir Richard rolls up his sleeves to guest edit the site for the day.

Sir Richard Branson Virgin Atlantic
Picture credit: Steward Cook/Rex Features

To make the day special, Sir Richard will be involved in various activities including:

  • Headlines - choosing homepage news stories and explaining, in the Editor's Blog, the reasons behind his story choices
  • Editor’s Blog - Flightglobal users will get an insight into who Sir Richard really is, through a "day in the life" feature
  • Image of the Day - selecting or supplying an image for the day
  • Social media - track Sir Richard's progress on Twitter throughout the day - (Twitter.com/Flightglobal and Twitter.com/richardbranson)
  • Lots more ...

Win a flight! Submit your question to Sir Richard and you could win a free return flight anywhere in the Virgin network*

Sir Richard will be answering a selection of your questions on the day. If you submit your question in advance, you'll automatically enter our competition and be in with a chance to win a free return flight anywhere in the Virgin global airline network.

The best question, as judged by Sir Richard, will be chosen as the prize winner, so ask something different, interesting, and relevant, to be in with the best chance of winning. In addition a selection of the questions will be answered and published on Flightglobal.

Submit your question now ...

Competition Rules & Conditions
  1. Flightglobal's decision on all matters is final
  2. A selection of questions submitted will be chosen by Flightglobal for Sir Richard to answer
  3. Competition entrants can submit unlimited number of questions
  4. There is no cash prize alternative
  5. The winner will be announced on 8 June 2009
  6. Closing date for questions to be submitted is 5 June 2009
  7. Fulfillment of the prize return flight is the responsibility of the Virgin Group
  8. Employees of Flight and Reed Business Information are not eligible for the competition prize
*Excludes Sydney and the Virgin Australia network


Source: FlightGlobal.com