• Virgin Atlantic Aug 5

    Virgin Atlantic Airline Files for US Bankruptcy Protection

    Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline is seeking protection from creditors as it tries to survive the pandemic that is slamming air travel

  • Miami Apr 4, 2019

    Miami Gives Branson Celebrity Welcome for Train Renaming

    Billionaire businessman Richard Branson got a rock star’s welcome at Wednesday’s public rollout of his Virgin Group’s partnership with Florida’s privately owned, higher-speed passenger rail service that backers hope will soon stretch from Miami to Orlando. People cheered, news photographers jostled like paparazzi and passengers onboard a soon-to-be rebranded Brightline train grabbed the British magnate for selfies as they...

  • London Mar 6, 2019

    Passengers, Crew on Virgin Flight Quarantined in UK

    All passengers and crew on a charter flight from Barbados to London were briefly put into quarantine because of widespread illness on board. Virgin Atlantic said Wednesday The airline said the 448 passengers — who were returning to Britain after traveling on the MSC Preziosa cruise ship in the Caribbean — and crew were taken to a reception center near...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Mar 19, 2018

    Virgin Plane Draws Heart in Sky on Valentine's Day

    A Virgin Atlantic Airbus drew a giant heart 30,000 feet above the ground early Wednesday during a holiday-themed flight training. The Airbus A330, called “HonkyTonk Woman,” began its journey at London’s Gatwick Airport and flew over the southwest coast of England, where it flew in the shape of a heart before turning back to Gatwick. The flight lasted over an...

  • Twitter Mar 19, 2018

    Virgin Atlantic Plane Draws Heart-Shaped Flight Path for Valentine's Day

    Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day. A Virgin Atlantic Airbus drew a giant heart 30,000 feet above the ground early Wednesday. The company decided to “have a little fun” with a holiday-themed training flight, Cpt. JJ Burrows, the director of Aircraft Operations for Virgin Atlantic, said in a statement. Virgin posted a video of the flight path on...

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