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Civil Aviation

Worldwide Woes for Virgin Airlines

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) is one of two Virgin airlines facing a bleak future after failing to secure Government funding for a bailout to help it ride out the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. The airline which is owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group (51%) and Delta Airlines (49%) had reportedly asked the [read more]

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Engineering & Leasing

Airbus lobbies government to help Virgin Atlantic

Airbus has lobbied the UK Government to provide a bailout for Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) as the airline struggles to survive. Sources close to the airline have said several companies have directly contacted the Government setting out the harm it could do. Those companies are understood to also include Heathrow Airport. [read more]

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Civil Aviation

Virgin Atlantic to seek a government bailout

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) is set to ask the UK Government for a bailout totalling around 300 million according to sources close to the airline. The news comes just days after Chancellor Rishi Sunak warned airlines that taxpayers help would be the last resort and they should seek commercial arrangements and [read more]

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New Routes

Virgin Atlantic announces new routes for Winter 2020

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has announced new routes from Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) and London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) starting this Winter season. Manchester Airport Manchester sees a new route to Delhi (DEL/VIDP) from 26th October 2020 and coincides with the airlines 20th year of flying to Delhi from the UK. The three-times-per-week service [read more]

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Destinations

Virgin Atlantic to relaunch Cape Town service

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) is bringing back its London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) to Cape Town (CPT/FACT service from 25th October 2020. The route was last served by the airline in 2015 and Juha Jarvinen, chief commercial officer at Virgin Atlantic commented: “We’re delighted to be flying to Cape Town again – we’re [read more]

News

Virgin looks to grow Manchester long-haul routes

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has set out plans to increase its long-haul operations from the UK’s 3rd largest airport, Manchester (MAN/EGCC). For the Winter 2019/20 season it will add an addition service to the popular Caribbean island of Barbados as well as increased use of the Boeing 747-400 to add capacity [read more]