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US Virgin Islands to welcome new JetBlue connection | News

US Virgin Islands to welcome new JetBlue connection | News

The United States Virgin Islands will welcome new flights from the New York tri-state area this summer. JetBlue Airways will launch a new route between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Cyril King Airport (STT) on St. Thomas on July 1st.Flights go on sale tomorrow. According to the airline, the new service is a result […]

Virgin Atlantic adds extra flexibility to bookings | News

Virgin Atlantic raises new finance with Boeing Dreamliner deals | News

Virgin Atlantic has introduced unlimited free date and flight changes for new bookings as part of a series of enhancements to give further flexibility to customers and support their future travel plans. Alongside the improved changes policy, the rebooking horizon has been extended for all customers all the way until April 30th, 2023, giving a […]

US Virgin Islands clarifies restrictions for mainland travellers | News

US Virgin Islands clarifies restrictions for mainland travellers | News

The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has sought to dispel confusion over entry requirement for travellers from the mainland. The body said it was on a mission to educate travellers that the territory is an American overseas territory, and as such, travel to St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas or Water Island is […]

Virgin Atlantic raises new finance with Boeing Dreamliner deals | News

Virgin Atlantic raises new finance with Boeing Dreamliner deals | News

Virgin Atlantic has completed “financing transactions” relating to two Boeing 787 aircraft in partnership with Griffin Global Asset Management and Bain Capital Credit. The carrier said the sale and leaseback deals would further strengthen its balance sheet. Virgin Atlantic completed a privately funded, solvent recapitalisation in September last year as it sought to survive a […]

Leal steps down as chief executive of Virgin Hotels | News

Leal steps down as chief executive of Virgin Hotels | News

Raul Leal has stepped down as chief executive of Virgin Hotels after leading the company for ten years. He joined company in 2010 as the first employee when it was building its initial pipeline of projects and developing its lifestyle hotel offering. Leal has since played a significant role in creating the character and infrastructure […]

Virgin Galactic on track despite test failure | News

Virgin Galactic on track despite test failure | News

Virgin Galactic has issued a statement following a failed test over the weekend. The company said, during the test flight, the rocket motor “did not fire due to the ignition sequence not completing”. Following this event, the pilots conducted a safe landing and return to Spaceport America, New Mexico as planned. Virgin Galactic is now […]

Breaking Travel News investigates: Virgin Atlantic waves farewell to the Queen of the Skies | Focus

Breaking Travel News investigates: Virgin Atlantic waves farewell to the Queen of the Skies | Focus

In a textbook example of the Butterfly Effect, the jump of the novel coronavirus from a bats to humans in Wuhan, China, toward the end of last year has led directly to the retirement of the Boeing 747 from active duty in the United Kingdom. British Airways has been busily rehousing its fleet at various […]

Virgin Atlantic launches Islamabad connection from Manchester | News

Virgin Atlantic launches Islamabad connection from Manchester | News

Virgin Atlantic is ramping up operations from Manchester Airport with a brand-new service between Manchester and Islamabad.  With a significant proportion of Pakistani diaspora living in the region, the new services will provide vital connectivity for friends and relatives visiting family and loved ones, as well as serving growing demand for business and leisure travel.  […]

Virgin Atlantic to wave farewell to Boeing 747 | News

Virgin Atlantic to wave farewell to Boeing 747 | News

Virgin Atlantic is opening the cabin doors to its last Boeing 747 for the final time, in what is set to be the hottest ticket in town for aviation enthusiasts.  For one day only, the public will be able to purchase tickets for the ultimate 747 experience, including the opportunity to dine on-board, safely, in […]

Virgin Atlantic returns to Manchester Airport | News

Virgin Atlantic returns to Manchester Airport | News

Virgin Atlantic has returned to its home in the north, Manchester Airport, with the relaunch of flights to Barbados. The return also sees the introduction of Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787 to the airport for the first time. The relaunch of flights from Manchester reaffirms an unwavering commitment to serving the region, the airline said. New […]

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