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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...


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 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...


Jan 18, 2005, 00:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Celebrates the Reveal of the A380 and Promises That Its Superjumbos Will Not Just be Bigger But Better Than Other Aircraft

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways today congratulates Airbus on the reveal of its first A380 aircraft in Toulouse....


Jan 05, 2005, 00:00 ET Virgin Atlantic New Winter Fares Offer More Than Just a Seat to London

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways announced today new fares specifically designed to extend vacation dollars further...


Dec 01, 2004, 00:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Announces Launch Site and Mission Control for The Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer Record Attempt

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced that the launch site for the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer record...


Sep 13, 2004, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Announces Details of European Ryder Cup Team Flights

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic, the Official Airline of The 2004 European Ryder Cup Team, is looking forward to...


Aug 18, 2004, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer Relaunches Website

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer website, http://www.virginatlanticglobalflyer.com, has been...


Aug 18, 2004, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer Selects ORBIS As Its Official Charity

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer team has selected ORBIS, a worldwide blindness prevention charity which...


Aug 05, 2004, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Announces $5.5bn Order for 26 Airbus A340-600s

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced that it has reached an agreement to take delivery of 13 new...


Aug 03, 2004, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Announces a Codesharing Agreement With America West Airlines

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic is pleased to announce that it has expanded its co-operation with America West Airlines...


Jul 30, 2004, 01:00 ET Plane Speaking - Virgin Atlantic Offers Passengers Linguaphone Service Onboard

NORWALK, Conn., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce it will be the first airline to offer language learning courses...


Jun 21, 2004, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Announces Start Date for Australia - 20th Birthday Present for Virgin Atlantic

NORWALK, Conn., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced that it is to launch daily scheduled services between London and...


Apr 07, 2004, 01:00 ET Britain's Queen Elizabeth Names Virgin Atlantic's Newest Airbus A340-600 'Queen of the Skies'

NORWAlK, Conn., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Her Majesty The Queen today named Virgin Atlantic Airways' latest Airbus A340-600 "Queen of the Skies" at...


Mar 24, 2004, 00:00 ET Richard Branson Unveils Virgin Atlantic Expansion Plans

NORWALK, Conn., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways' Chairman Richard Branson today announced that the airline is to embark on a...


Mar 24, 2004, 00:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Launches Recruitment Drive for 1400 Staff

NORWALK, Conn., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced that it plans to recruit 1400 staff over the next twelve...