Virgin Atlantic’s new safety demonstration “Trip”

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Virgin Atlantic Safety Demonstration Trip (Image Credit: Virgin Atlantic / Art & Graft)

Over the past few years there has been something of an industry in the development of in-flight safety demonstrations that seem designed just as much for sharing on social media as they are for advising passengers of aircraft safety procedures.

The leader in this field has been Air New Zealand and the latest contribution to this genre comes from Virgin Atlantic. Here is its new safety demonstration which will be featured on aircraft from 1 March 2014.

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Virgin Atlantic suspends London – Sydney from 5 May 2014

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Virgin Atlantic aircraft at London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic has today announced that it is to suspend its daily London Heathrow-Sydney service from 5 May 2014. The airline will continue to fly to Hong Kong, where the Sydney flight currently stops en-route.

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Virgin Atlantic & Delta to operate New York “shuttle”

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Virgin Atlantic & Delta Air Lines Aircraft (Image Credit: Delta Air Lines)

Following the grant of anti-trust immunity by the US Department of Transportation, Virgin Atlantic and Delta have today confirmed they will co-ordinate their schedules to operate a nine times daily shuttle service on the London Heathrow – New York (Newark & JFK) route from 30 March 2014.

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Virgin Atlantic CEO describes performance of “Little Red” as “progressing satisfactorily”

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Airbus A320 aircraft in Virgin Atlantic “Little Red” livery

It’s been over four months since Virgin Atlantic launched its short-haul operation from London Heathrow to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Manchester and, so far, we have only anecdotal evidence to rely on to judge the performance of these routes.

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Delta & Virgin Atlantic to start codesharing on transatlantic flights

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Virgin Atlantic & Delta Air Lines Aircraft (Image Credit: Delta Air Lines)

Delta and Virgin Atlantic have announced the start of codeshares on each other’s transatlantic flights between the UK and North America for bookings made from 29 June 2013 for travel from 3 July 2013.

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US Department of Justice approves Delta’s investment in Virgin Atlantic

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Virgin Atlantic & Delta Air Lines Aircraft (Image Credit: Delta Air Lines)

The US Department of Justice has today, 20 July 2013, issued a statement confirming that it intends to take no further action in respect of the proposed acquisition by Delta Air Lines of Singapore Airlines’ 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic and the proposed joint-venture between Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic for routes between London Heathrow and North America.

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Virgin Atlantic suspends London Heathrow – Accra from 23 September 2013

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Virgin Atlantic aircraft at London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic has today announced that it is to suspend its five weekly service from London Heathrow to Accra in Ghana from 23 September 2013, when the last service to Accra will operate.

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Virgin Atlantic reports another year of heavy financial losses

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Virgin Atlantic aircraft at London Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic has reported another year of heavy financial losses. The airline has today published its financial results for the year ended 28 February 2013.

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