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British Airways, Virgin Atlantic to limit ticket sales to London's Heathrow

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have also given customers the option of extra flexibility to shift their travel to a non-strike day, and flight schedules - as well as restrictions on tickets - are being kept under review.

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic to limit ticket sales to London's Heathrow (John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Updated on Dec 17, 2022 11:58 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, London

Heathrow restrictions hit Virgin's India-London flight, more could follow

There are 102 direct flights a week between India and Heathrow airport -- British Airways (41), Virgin Atlantic (21), Air India (33) and Vistara (seven). Heathrow airport in London is one of the busiest airports in the world.

The limits on passenger numbers imposed by Heathrow airport to cope with a staff crunch are being imposed from July 12 to September 11.(AFP)
Published on Jul 15, 2022 07:06 PM IST

Virgin challenges British Airways, offers first-ever flights to Austin and Texas

Airlines are swelling their timetables in a bet that the coronavirus pandemic that’s hammered global travel will finally begin to wane in 2022. Virgin has never previously flown London-Austin but is now expanding its US network in a challenge to British Airways

A Virgin Atlantic Airways plane taxis at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Virgin Atlantic has received 400 million pounds of new funding from its shareholders to help the airline ride out the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Updated on Jan 10, 2022 08:10 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Virgin Atlantic mulls IPO as company looks to post-Covid future

The decision would mark the first time since it was founded in 1984 that the public gets the chance to buy shares in billionaire Richard Branson’s flagship carrier.

Virgin Airways is currently majority-owned by Branson’s Virgin Group with the remaining 49% owned by Delta Air Lines Inc.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 07, 2021 10:35 PM IST
Bloomberg |

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

"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.

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)
Published on Mar 14, 2021 03:56 PM IST
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