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02 May, 2003, 01:00 ET Iraq Re-Opens for Historical First Flight From The UK

NORWALK, Conn., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic today operated the first relief supply flight to Basra bringing approximately 60 tons of...


02 May, 2003, 01:00 ET Plane Lands in Iraq Loaded With 60 Tons of Badly-Needed Medical Supplies

NEW YORK, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- British entrepreneur Richard Branson arrived in Basra on Friday on board one of his Virgin Atlantic Airways...


30 Apr, 2003, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Airways Trials New Security Technology for the UK Home Office

NORWALK, Conn., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways confirmed that it has been chosen as the long-haul airline to trial a...


17 Apr, 2003, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Announces Plans to Start Flights Between London And Iraq to Help With Relief and Long Term Reconstruction

NORWALK, Conn., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic today announced that it plans to fly relief supplies to Iraq and to make a long-term...


15 Apr, 2003, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Airways Offers $1 Online Economy Companion Fares

NORWALK, Conn., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For two days only, Virgin Atlantic is offering a special $1 economy companion fare (plus taxes) to...


10 Apr, 2003, 01:00 ET Virgin Atlantic Is First European Airline to Complete FAA Required Cockpit Door Reinforcement Modifications

NORWALK, Conn., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic today announced that it is the first European airline to successfully complete the...


14 Aug, 2001, 01:00 ET You Never Forget Your First Time

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways, OAG Airline of the Year 2001, announced today that on Friday, August 17 it will...