Richard Branson has set off on a round-the-world-in-8-days tour to celebrate Virgin Atlantic's 25th birthday and to mark the launch of his newest airline V Australia.

Our very own Stefan the pilot and Air Transport Intelligence reporter and acting features editor for Airline Business Victoria Moores is joining Sir Richard on the world trip and will be twittering along the way.

Victoria is urging users to "tweet" questions that she can put to the Virgin Group entrepreneur. During the trip so far, Victoria tweeted that she and Sir Richard have had a one-to-one interview in which she says Virgin is planning to offer around the world fares (east and west) which should be "sorted by April".

VIDEO: Sir Richard Branson talking about a Branson look-a-like competition at a launch at London's Madam Tussauds...

Round the world in 8 days itinerary 21 February – 1 March 2009 

 Saturday 21 February

21:30  Virgin Atlantic Flight VS200 departs Heathrow for Hong Kong/Sydney

Sunday 22 February

17:40  Flight VS200 arrives at Hong Kong International Airport
19:10  Flight VS200 departs Hong Kong for Sydney

Monday 23rd February 

07.10 Flight VS200 arrives at Sydney Airport

Friday 27th February

15:00 V Australia Flight VA1 departs Sydney for Los Angeles

Friday 27th  February (lose a day due to timezone)

10:00 V Australia Flight VA1 lands at Los Angeles International Airport

Saturday 28th  February

18:00  Departure of Virgin Atlantic flight VS8 to Heathrow

Sunday 1st March

12:30  Virgin Atlantic flight VS8 from Los Angeles lands at Heathrow

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