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ILFC’s big bang order for Airbus A320neo, A321neo, and Boeing 737, a big boost for PW1100G GTF

For the last few years, thanks to the well known financial problems at its parent AIG, the world’s largest aircraft lessor by value, International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), was on the quiet. Yesterday, ILFC announced its comeback with two big orders. One with Airbus S.A.S. for 75 A320neo and the first orders for the A321neo for 25 aircraft. From the …

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Video: Virgin Atlantic introduces new livery and brand identity

Virgin Atlantic Airways recently unveiled a new aircraft livery and brand identity for the airline. The new design which will be applied progressively to all of the company’s 38 aircraft, was showcased on one of Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 747-400 aircraft G-VROC named Mustang Sally. The carrier last had a makeover in 2005.The Virgin Atlantic name, previously on the front end …

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Virgin Atlantic unveils new Clubhouse at London Gatwick airport

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled a new and completely refurbished 795 sq. mtr. (8,500 sq. ft.) clubhouse at Gatwick airport featuring a luxurious Cowshed Spa. The Cowshed Spa and Internal Rock Garden provide a new focal point for the Clubhouse. With its porcelain slates, natural stone mosaic floors and black glass mosaic tiled walls, the Clubhouse provides passengers a feeling of …

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Virgin Atlantic’s legal actions threaten Delta, Jet Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Air Canada

In 2003 Virgin Atlantic introduced the “Herringbone design” seat layout in it’s “Upper Class” on which it had spent £50 million designing. Contour, the Welsh seat manufacturer that built these seats for Virgin, sold the unusual design to other airlines. Virgin claiming that it owned the patent on the seat design took Contour to court to stop it making any …

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British Airways and Virgin Atlantic screening passengers for H1N1 flu

On July 19, British Airways (BA) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS) confirmed that their check-in staff were instructed to turn away passengers suspected of being infected with pandemic (H1N1) “swine” flu. So far this policy only applies to main airports in the UK; these airports might include but are not limited to London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester International …

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Virgin Atlantic celebrates 25th anniversary

The flamboyant Sir Richard Branson promoted Virgin Atlantic Airways, is celebrating its 25th birthday today, with it’s typical panache and style by recreating the very first flight to New York that departed on June 22, 1984. Sir Richard Branson, President of Virgin Atlantic, was joined onboard by frequent travelers, travel trade VIPs and a host of special guests including leading …

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Virgin Atlantic codeshares on Jet Airways’ Mumbai London Heathrow route

Virgin Atlantic who recently withdrew their services on the Mumbai London Heathrow route, has entered in to a codeshare agreement with Jet Airways effective May 6 2009, allowing guests to book with Virgin Atlantic but travel with Jet Airways on their double daily service between Mumbai and London Heathrow. Virgin Atlantic will place its code on Jet Airways flights as …

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Skytrax awards Qatar Airways best Economy class in the world, Etihad Business, Singapore Airlines First

Qatar Airways has won the annual SkyTrax airline award for the best Economy Class in the world, which means a lot in these tough economic times when passengers are increasingly moving to the back of the plane from the front. Qatar Airways recently revamped its Economy Class meal service using a more environment friendly, upmarket, appetising and stylish way. Qatar …

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V Australia and Delta sign interline agreement to leverage domestic connectivity

Virgin Blue’s international airline V Australia and Delta Air Lines have negotiated and signed an Australia-U.S. interline agreement on the networks of each carrier and across the trans-Pacific route. An interline agreement allows the partner airlines to carry passengers or freight on behalf of each other and also enables luggage to be checked through. Effective immediately, the agreement allows travellers …

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Mumbai to loose Virgin Atlantic and Finnair flights by May

In a space of just two days, Mumbai airport authorities received a dual shock. Virgin Atlantic is suspending its London Mumbai service from May 3rd, while Finnair will suspend its Helsinki Mumbai service by mid May. Clearly the economic woes are playing havoc. The Mumbai London route has excess capacity with British Airways, Jet Airways, and Kingfisher Airlines operating non-stops, …

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Virgin’s V Australia takes delivery of first Boeing 777 sold to Australia

Virgin Group’s new V Australia, the long haul airline of Virgin Blue, took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER. The plane livery as deliveredThe livery at the time of the order The airplane, delivered by Boeing to International Lease Finance Corp. and leased to V Australia, is one of seven leased and purchased 777-300ERs V Australia will deploy on trans-Pacific …

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The world’s best passenger complaint letter

“I know it looks like a baaji but it’s in custard Richard, custard. It must be the pudding. Well you’ll be fascinated to hear that it wasn’t custard. It was a sour gel with a clear oil on top.” I am still doubled over with laughter after reading this complaint letter from a passenger on Virgin’s Mumbai to London Heathrow …

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Still red hot – Virgin’s 25th anniversary video

Apart from Singapore Airlines, the best airline I have flown in my 4 million miles, is Virgin Atlantic. Today, Virgin launched its 25th anniversary celebrations, with a video reflective of its irreverent yet high energy culture. Virgin’s inaugural flight was from London Gatwick to Newark (EWR) on June 22 1984, at a time when the United Kingdom was in the …

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Delta to add Sydney and Sao Paulo service

In 2009, Delta Air Lines will add its first-ever daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia* effective July 1; three-times weekly service between Los Angeles and Sao Paulo, Brazil* beginning May 21; and increased service between Los Angeles and New York-JFK starting March 2. The current seven daily flights between Los Angeles and New York-JFK will increase to …

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British Airways and Virgin reduce fuel surcharges

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways have announced a reduction in their fuel surcharges because of the falling price of oil. The reductions apply on tickets purchased beginning Thursday, and the airlines are not offering refunds to customers who booked flights earlier at the higher price. British Airways is reducing the charge on World Traveler (economy) class flights of nine …

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British Airways and Qantas in merger talks

While airlines have seen one of their biggest expenses, fuel, come down in price, they are still struggling to find demand as the world’s major economies contract, and tis the season of industry consolidation. British Airways on Tuesday said it’s holding merger talks with Australian national carrier and fellow OneWorld alliance partner, Qantas Airways, in a deal that could combine …

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