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May 12, 2009, 17:10 ET Get More Britain for Your Buck

VisitBritain and Virgin Atlantic Airways partner to offer exclusive deals VisitBritain and Virgin Atlantic Airways have launched an exclusive...


Mar 24, 2009, 09:00 ET 'Virgin Atlantic Plastic Galactic Giveaway' Winner Is Announced

Cardmember and Sweepstakes winner will take a journey to the stars Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the leading long-haul airlines, announced the...


Sep 12, 2008, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Says Regulators Should Focus on Why BA and American Airlines Are Leaving Out Millions of Passengers

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic today said that the numbers used by BA and American Airlines, who are planning to...


Aug 28, 2008, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Airways Invites You to Hop the Pond for a Jump-the-Puddle Price

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways today launched Premium Economy and Economy sale fares from each of its 10...


Aug 10, 2008, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic's Sir Richard Branson Warns U.S. Presidential Candidates of Anti-Competitive Link-Up Between British Airways and American Airlines

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Sir Richard Branson, the President of Virgin Atlantic Airways, today wrote to both US Presidential...


Jun 12, 2008, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic American Express Card(R) from Bank of America; Your All-Access Pass to the World and Beyond

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the leading long-haul airlines, today launched a new credit card,...


Mar 03, 2008, 00:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Says New Entrants Across The Atlantic Will Find New York - London Heathrow a Challenging Route

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, today warned that the new entrants...


Mar 03, 2008, 00:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Selects Rolls-Royce Engines to Power Its 787 Fleet in a Deal Worth $2.6BN

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, today announced it has selected...


Mar 03, 2008, 00:00 ET Virgin Atlantic to Offer Zero-Emissions GM Hydrogen Fuel Cell Limousines to Upper Class Passengers

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, and General Motors, the world's...


Feb 24, 2008, 00:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Becomes World's First Airline to Fly a Plane on Biofuel

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., and LONDON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, will today fly one of...


Feb 24, 2008, 00:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Says Businesses Will Move Away From London Without a Third Runway at Heathrow

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn. and LONDON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-national businesses are likely to move their headquarters away from London if a...


Feb 11, 2008, 00:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Airways Takes Off with New Marketing Campaign

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, today announced the launch...


Apr 24, 2007, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Makes Europe's Largest Single Order for Fuel-Efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliners

- Virgin Atlantic orders 15 Boeing 787-9 aircraft - New aircraft are 27% more fuel efficient than A340-300 - Virgin Atlantic and...


Dec 04, 2006, 00:00 ET Oh What a Relief! Virgin Atlantic Airways Blows into the Windy City

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways is pleased to announce the launch of direct service from Chicago O'Hare...


Oct 18, 2006, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic and Head of the Charles Host Boston's First Ever Night Rowing Event

BOSTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: For the first time in Boston history, Virgin Atlantic will light up the Charles...


Oct 09, 2006, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Flies Above the Rest: Awarded Top Business Class on Transatlantic Routes by Conde Nast Traveler

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic is proud to announce that it has been named the Top Business Class Carrier on...


Oct 09, 2006, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Airways 15th Anniversary Boston Celebration Culminates with 2nd Annual Row Jet Set, Row Transatlantic Sprint

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways, together with the Head Of The Charles Regatta, announced today that the 2nd...


Sep 27, 2006, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Chairman Sir Richard Branson Unveils Plans to Cut Carbon Emissions from Aviation By Up To 25%

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chairman of Virgin Atlantic, Sir Richard Branson, today called on the global aviation industry to develop...


Feb 08, 2006, 00:00 ET Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer Successfully Takes Off for 'The Ultimate Flight' - The Longest Flight Ever Record Attempt

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer Mission Control today announced that Steve Fossett, the legendary...


Feb 07, 2006, 00:00 ET Code Green - Steve Fossett Announces 'Go For Launch' for Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer Ultimate Flight Record Attempt

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- At 4:30 p.m. EST Steve Fossett announced his decision to "Go For Launch," giving the Code...