Virgin Atlantic Joins Forces With Regus to Provide Travelers With Access to Work From More Than 1,000 Business Lounges Worldwide

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn. and DALLAS, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic has today launched a global partnership with the Regus Group (LSE: RGU), the world's largest provider of fully furnished and equipped offices. The unique alliance provides substantial benefits to Virgin Atlantic's frequent flyer program members and holders of the Virgin Atlantic American Express(R) Card from Bank of America.

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Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club Gold and Silver Members and holders of the Virgin Atlantic Black Card will receive complimentary Regus Businessworld Gold cards, which offers unlimited access to work from any of Regus' 1,000 business lounges and cafes in cities across 75 countries*. The partnership also offers opportunities for all Flying Club members to earn Flying Club miles on a range of Regus products and services worldwide. Additionally, all Virgin Atlantic Cardmembers will earn double miles on any Regus transactions paid for on their Cards.

Chris Rossi, Senior Vice President N.A., Virgin Atlantic, said, "Our business travelers expect the most effective and efficient end-to-end travel experience when they fly Virgin Atlantic, and this partnership with Regus is a great supplement to those services."

"Regus' revolutionary Businessworld world program will prove extremely beneficial for Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club members and Cardmembers," said Rebecca Tann, Vice President of Marketing for Regus. "Our strategic alliance with Virgin Atlantic provides these individuals with immediate access to world-class, business-ready places to work, wherever their business takes them. Business travel has just become easier for thousands of Virgin Atlantic customers."

Regus offers its clients a full range of cost-effective business-ready workplace products, including fully furnished, fully staffed private offices, meeting rooms and business support services. For those clients who may not need a full-time office, Regus also offers virtual offices, which allow businesses to instantly gain a presence in a new market with a prestigious, high-profile business address and local telephone answering and mail handling services. Regus clients typically experience up to a 60 percent savings on their facilities costs over leasing traditional office space.

*Terms and Conditions apply; details will accompany membership materials.

For further information please contact the Virgin Atlantic Press Office on (203) 750-2570 or log onto www.virginatlantic.com

About Virgin Atlantic's frequent flyer program - Flying Club

Virgin Atlantic Airways operates a mileage based Frequent Flyer Program called Flying Club. Flying Club members are based worldwide and are divided into 3 membership tiers: Red, Silver and Gold. The Flying Club program features partner companies where Flying Club members can earn and redeem miles. Virgin Atlantic's flying club is renowned as one of the most generous loyalty programs in the industry.

About The Virgin Atlantic American Express(R) Card from Bank of America

The Virgin Atlantic American Express(R) Card from Bank of America is the first credit card offered in the United States by the Virgin Group. Launched in June 2008, the Card offers one of the industry's most competitive miles and reward programs, as well as exclusive entertainment and discounts. Available in two versions, each offering its own unique benefits and mileage earning opportunities, the Virgin Atlantic Black Card and the Virgin Atlantic White Card are a reflection of Virgin's ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction, innovation, value, and quality.

Competitive Benefits and Features of the Virgin Atlantic Black Card:

  • Earn 3 Flying Club miles for every dollar spent on purchases made directly with Virgin Atlantic
  • Earn 1.5 miles for every dollar spent on everyday purchases
  • Earn up to 40,000 bonus miles in the first year
    • 20,000 bonus miles after first purchase
    • Up to 15,000 annual bonus miles when you make at least $25,000 in purchases
    • Up to 5,000 bonus miles for adding free additional cards
  • Earn one tier point for every $2,500 in purchases and additional tier points when flying Virgin Atlantic, good toward Flying Club status
  • Get 10% off published Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy fares through December 31, 2009
  • Exclusive travel and lifestyle offers from participating American Express merchants
  • Concierge service

For information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits of these credit cards, visit virginatlantic.com/plastic

The Virgin Atlantic credit cards are issued and administered by FIA Card Services, N.A. American Express is a federally registered service mark and is used by the issuer pursuant to a license.

About Regus:

The Regus Group is the world's leading provider of fully furnished and equipped offices, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the largest network of videoconferencing studios. The Regus Group delivers a new way to work, whether it's from home, on the road or from an office.

Clients such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nokia join thousands of growing small and medium businesses that benefit from outsourcing their office and workplace needs to The Regus Group and allowing them to focus on their core business.

Over 400,000 clients a day benefit from Regus Group facilities spread across a global footprint of 1,000 locations in 450 cities and 75 countries, which allows individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they want to.

SOURCE Virgin Atlantic



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