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Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group Agree Takeover of UK Regional Carrier Flybe

Virgin Atlantic and Southend airport owner Stobart Group are to rescue troubled Flybe. They have made an offer which values its equity of £2.2m, considerably below its closing market capitalisation of £36m. Along with Cyrus Capital the airlines will create a new company Connect Airways, within which will sit Flybe, as well as Stobart Air and aircraft leasing business Propius.

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Virgin Atlantic Partners with Airportr at Gatwick and Heathrow

The recent launch of Virgin Atlantic and Airpotr means that passengers can now check in luggage at any central London address ahead of departures from both Gatwick and Heathrow.

The service costs from:

£30 for collection and check-in of one piece of baggage with a one-hour slot

£40 for four pieces with a three-hour slot

How it works:

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Virgin Atlantic Revealed as Potential Buyer for Flybe

Virgin Atlantic has reportedly held discussions to takeover Flybe, which recently put itself up for sale. Virgin's interest in buying Flybe is said to have been sparked due to the potential it would offer Virgin to feed UK regional traffic into its long-haul network. It would also offer the additional bonus of providing the airline with access to valuable take-off and landing slots at London Heathrow Airport which are ring-fenced for domestic flights.

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UK ePassport Gates to Open to Five New Nationalities

Beginning next summer, travellers from outside the UK will be able to use the speedier electronic passport gates.

Currently only those with a UK, EU, European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss biometric passport who are over the age of 18 can proceed through the gates which utilise facial recognition technology. However, an announcement made by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, as part of this year’s budget, has extended access to those with passports from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan - it is expected to to be in place by summer 2019.

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Business Traveller Award Winners 2018

The 2018 Business Traveller Awards were announced on Monday, October 15, by the publishers of Business Traveller magazine, Panacea Media, and presented by special guest Rt Hon Michael Portillo.

Sponsored by Panasonic, the Business Traveller Awards are voted for by readers of the magazine, with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company, and are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence. This year it was attended by more than 250 industry leaders.

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Virgin Atlantic Conduct First Ever Biofuel Commercial Flight

On Tuesday 2nd October 2018, Virgin Atlantic marked a historical moment for green aviation. The Boeing 747 used to operate the VS16 flight from Orlando to London Gatwick was partly powered by jet fuel made from recycled industrial waste from a steel mill.

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More flight options from the UK to Las Vegas

It has been reported that Virgin Atlantic will terminating their London Gatwick-Las Vegas McCarran service for flights after March 31 2019, replacing the service with a new route operated out of London Heathrow.
Virgin Atlantic currently operates 7 weekly flights to Las Vegas using B747-400 equipment.  From March 31 2019 the carrier will launch a new service out of London's largest gateway (LHR) which will be operated using B787-9 aircraft.

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New flight options available between London and Las Vegas

It has been reported that that Virgin Atlantic will be terminating their London Gatwick-Las Vegas McCarran service for flights after March 31, 2019 - and that the service will be replaced with a new route operated out of London Heathrow.
Virgin Atlantic currently operates 7 weekly flights to Las Vegas using B747-400 equipment.  From March 31, 2019, the carrier will launch a new service out of London's largest gateway (LHR) which will be operated with B787-9 aircraft.

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Las Vegas - More flight options from LHR and new flight options from LGW

It has been reported that that Virgin Atlantic will be terminating their London Gatwick-Las Vegas McCarran service for flights after March 31, 2019 - and that the service will be replaced with a new route operated out of London Heathrow.
Virgin Atlantic currently operates 7 weekly flights to Las Vegas using B747-400 equipment.  From March 31, 2019, the carrier will launch a new service out of London's largest gateway (LHR) which will be operated with B787-9 aircraft.

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Going stateside from Manchester with Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines

For customers based in the north of the UK, there are lots of great options when flying to the US this Summer. From Manchester, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines offer daily nonstop flights to Orlando with regular nonstop flights to Atlanta, New York JFK and Barbados.

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