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In November, the company said that its 1.2 billion pound rescue deal secured two months prior meant that the airline can survive even if the travel situation were to worsen.(Reuters file photo)

Hit by Covid crisis, Virgin Atlantic set to raise 160 mn pounds in new financing

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 03:56 PM IST
"We continue to bolster our balance sheet in anticipation of the lifting of international travel restrictions during the second quarter of 2021", a spokeswoman for Richard Branson's airline said.
The latest travel rules took effect Sunday, less than a day after they were announced, catching many with holiday travel plans off-guard.(Bloomberg)
The latest travel rules took effect Sunday, less than a day after they were announced, catching many with holiday travel plans off-guard.(Bloomberg)

Airlines balk at refunds as UK tells travellers not to fly

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:05 PM IST
The UK Competition and Markets Authority launched a probe last week into whether airlines violated consumer rights by failing to offer passengers their money back for flights they couldn’t lawfully take.
The airline will operate one of its newest and fuel efficient aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, on these new routes.(REUTERS)
The airline will operate one of its newest and fuel efficient aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, on these new routes.(REUTERS)

Virgin Atlantic to start flights to Manchester from Mumbai, Delhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 10:31 PM IST
Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce it will be launching services from Delhi and Mumbai to Manchester as the airline ramps up flying from its home in the north of England, a release said.
The report also claimed that talks with the government for a 500 million pounds ($618 million) bailout package had been “effectively shelved”.(Unsplash)
The report also claimed that talks with the government for a 500 million pounds ($618 million) bailout package had been “effectively shelved”.(Unsplash)

Virgin Atlantic ‘still talking’ with UK government on bailout

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 05:43 PM IST
British airline Virgin Atlantic was still talking with the UK government about a bailout package to cope with the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic on travel, a company spokesperson has said.
Britain is now awaiting a decision from Brussels about whether the bloc will delay the U.K.’s scheduled departure to prevent a chaotic no-deal exit in just eight days.(AP Photo)
Britain is now awaiting a decision from Brussels about whether the bloc will delay the U.K.’s scheduled departure to prevent a chaotic no-deal exit in just eight days.(AP Photo)

Brexit ‘saddest’ event for UK since World War II, says Richard Branson

Israel | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 09:44 AM IST
British lawmakers blocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s attempt Tuesday to fast-track his Brexit bill through Parliament so that the U.K. can leave the bloc as scheduled on Oct. 31.
In Jet’s absence, cash-strapped Air India is the only Indian carrier that operates widebody jets capable of non-stop flights to Europe and US.(MInt File Photo)
In Jet’s absence, cash-strapped Air India is the only Indian carrier that operates widebody jets capable of non-stop flights to Europe and US.(MInt File Photo)

Jet Airways’ ex-partners, rivals launch replacement routes to fill India capacity void

Seoul, South Korea | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 11:03 AM IST
With international airfares spiking by up to 36% Jet’s former partners, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines Inc, have been among the first to announce new Indian routes to replace ones previously flown by Jet.
I’s the day of empowerment, uplifting our own spirits and the ladies around you. Read some inspirational stories of a few women who are working towards making the world a happier place.(Unsplash)
I’s the day of empowerment, uplifting our own spirits and the ladies around you. Read some inspirational stories of a few women who are working towards making the world a happier place.(Unsplash)

IWD 2019: Empowering women, one act, one day at a time. Read some inspiring stories this Women’s Day

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 09:13 PM IST
International Women’s Day 2019: From gender equity to bridging the pay gap and having a voice, women are making us proud in all walks of life and it’s the best feeling to look up to another woman as a source of empowerment and strength.
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