Virgin Atlantic

  • Virgin Atlantic using Google Glass for faster check-ins, to improve customer experience April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Ever heard of an airline staff receiving and checking in a passenger at the counter using cutting-edge technology like Google Glass or a smartwatch? Yes, this is now a reality. The facility is being tested by British carrier Virgin Atlantic and global transport communications and IT firm SITA...
  • Is your name Simran? Virgin Atlantic to offer discounted tickets to people with 12 most famous Bollywood names March 21, 2014

    Do you share your name with some of the most famous film characters which have been brought to life by Bollywood actors and actresses? If so, you can get a discount on air tickets. With a view to paying homage to iconic Indian cinema, Virgin Atlantic airline has decided to offer...
  • Snapshot: Why is business magnate Richard Branson dressed as a woman? May 12, 2013

    Virgin goup's founder Richard Branson sporting shaved his legs and wore AirAsia airline's stewardess' uniform to hounor a bet he had lost in 2010. The business magnate was seen serving orange juice on an AirAsia flight from Perth to Malaysia in red mini skirt and heels as he had lost...
  • How airlines are shaping up for high-fliers March 14, 2013

    High-fliers are picky. Bone china in business class travel is so last decade. And large carriers are working very hard to woo the first and business class traveller into ever newer, even more exclusive experiences. Millions of dollars are being spent in the effort to lure the big spenders away...
  • In-flight mobile service for Delhi-London route June 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Come July and you will be able to use your mobile to chat with your family or business partners at 35,000 ft when your aircraft cruises from Delhi to London. This facility would be available on premier British carrier Virgin Atlantic's brand new Airbus A-330 when it...
  • Virgin Atlantic rolls out in-flight mobile phone service May 16, 2012

    New York: Some passengers on Virgin Atlantic flights can now call home from the air. The airline announced on Tuesday it is providing travelers with a new cellphone service to make and receive phone calls from 35,000 feet in the air. The service will allow passengers to send and receive text messages,...
  • WikiLeaks: British businessmen overeducated December 21, 2010

    London: Virgin group owner Richard Branson, who left school at 15 and ran his own business when others his age were studying, believes that "British entrepreneurs are overeducated", reveals a US cable that was put out by WikiLeaks. In January 2008, the multi-billionaire Branson was at a lunch hosted by Chinese...
  • BA takes legal action to halt Christmas strike December 16, 2009

    London: British Airways is taking legal action to halt a 12-day strike planned by cabin crew over Christmas, alleging balloting irregularities. "The airline called on (union) Unite to call off the industrial action by 1400 GMT. The union has not done so and BA is now seeking an injunction to prevent...
  • First biofuel jet makes test flight February 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The world’s first biofuel flight flew from London to Amsterdam. The Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet flew from London to Amsterdam with one of its fuel tanks filled with a bio-jet blend including babassu oil and coconut oil. Virgin Atlantic founder Sir Richard Branson said it is a milestone in the...
  • Aston Martins to Virgin Atlantic, Bond flies high February 6, 2008

    New Delhi: James Bond’s favourite car is an Aston Martin and when it comes to being a high flyer it now seems that Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic is 007's airline of choice. Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines, on Wednesday announced that it will be a global...
  • Air-miss with Sonia's plane puts DGCA on its toes September 18, 2007

    New Delhi: UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had a mid-air scare during her visit to Srinagar on September 10 as her plane got involved in air-miss situation with a Virgin Atlantic flight over Delhi. While the Directorate General of Civil Aviation now claims that the incident was not one which could have...
  • GRI bags Virgin Atlantic's PR contract October 5, 2006

    New Delhi: Virgin Atlantic Airways has awarded its Public Relations mandate in India to Good Relations (India) Pvt Ltd (GRI) following a multi-agency pitch. Virgin Atlantic Airways is Britain's second largest long haul airline and currently operates 14 flights every week between India and the UK, with daily services to London...