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Aug 13, 2003, 01:00 ET

Fly Virgin Atlantic's Upper Class to London and Receive Limos, Massages, Onboard Bar and Two Free Tickets?

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- For a limited time business class travelers to London can now relax after their flight, as well as during...

Aug 08, 2003, 01:00 ET

Virgin Atlantic Posts Better Than Expected Profits of 15.7m Pounds Sterling & Drives New Investment Throughout the Business

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic today published its audited accounts for the year ended April 2003 which show that it made...

Aug 06, 2003, 01:00 ET

Virgin Atlantic Offers 100 Pounds Sterling ($160) Discount to Stranded British Airways Passengers

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Virgin Atlantic announced yesterday it would be offering all voucher-holding British Airways'...

Aug 01, 2003, 01:00 ET

Virgin Atlantic Airways and Continental Airlines Extend Cooperation to Frequent Flyer Partnership

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways and Continental Airlines are pleased to announce that they are building on their...

Jul 29, 2003, 01:00 ET

Virgin Atlantic Airways Strengthens Senior Management Around Core Business Functions

NORWALK, Conn., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced the promotion of John Riordan to Vice President, Customer...

Jul 16, 2003, 01:00 ET


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Virgin Atlantic Attacks First Class & Concorde Markets

NORWALK, Conn., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when British Airways is threatening to withdraw Concorde and at a time when many airlines are...

Jul 16, 2003, 01:00 ET

Virgin Atlantic to Offer Passengers 'An Air of Natural Glamour'

NORWALK, Conn., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways has revolutionised its Upper Class seat and cabin in a 50m pounds sterling ($80...

Jun 05, 2003, 01:00 ET

Virgin Atlantic Offers JFK to London From $649

NORWALK, Conn., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Enjoy the parks, culture and history during peak season with Virgin's London Summer Budget Fling JFK With...

May 08, 2003, 01:00 ET

It's Plane-ing Cats and Dogs in London; (Virgin Atlantic Introduces Passport For Pets Scheme)

NORWALK, Conn., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic is pleased to announce that it will be the first scheduled airline to start to carry cats...

May 06, 2003, 01:00 ET

Virgin Atlantic Airways Moves Back Into Profit for Year Ending April 2003

NORWALK, Conn., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic yesterday announced its headline financial and operational performance figures for the year...

May 02, 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...

May 02, 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...

Apr 30, 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...

Apr 17, 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...

Apr 15, 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...

Apr 10, 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...

Feb 28, 2003, 00:00 ET

Virgin Atlantic Launches First Ever Service Between London and Port Harcourt

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic Airways began operating the first ever non stop service between London Gatwick and Port...

Feb 05, 2003, 00:00 ET

Virgin Atlantic's Business Class Passengers To London Receive $400 Dell Gift Certificates Each Time They Fly

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Any airline can upgrade your seat, but only Virgin Atlantic Airways can help you upgrade your computer....

Jun 19, 2002, 01:00 ET

Live From Virgin Atlantic Airways Upper Class Virgin Atlantic Arrives in New York and Becomes the Ultimate TV "set"

NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Experience round-trip, complimentary, door-to-door limousine service to the nearest gateway airport. Enjoy a...

Feb 06, 2002, 00:00 ET

Virgin Atlantic & EyeTicket to Announce Launch of Biometric Trials to Expedite Passengers Through Heathrow Airport

MCLEAN, Va. and NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- EyeTicket Corporation and Virgin Atlantic Airways will jointly hold a news conference on...