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Air France-KLM acquires 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic

Jul 28, 2017 No Comments by

The Air France-KLM Group announced on Thursday 27 July 2017 they would acquire a 31 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic. The deal is worth around GBP 220 million. The Franco-Dutch group plans on investing around “over $1 billion of equity transactions with other airlines in what it described as a move to become the European […]

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ALITALIA likely to resume Australian services

Dec 01, 2014 No Comments by

ALITALIA (AZ)  is tipped to return to Australian skies from late 2015. Etihad Airways (EY), which holds a 49% stake in the Italy’s national airline, will like use ALITALIA as the platform with to expand services to Australia in order to overcome capacity limitations under present bi-laterals. AZ last regularly served Australia until 1998 – […]

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Virgin Atlantic farewells Sydney!

May 05, 2014 No Comments by

After almost ten years of service to Sydney, Australia, Virgin Atlantic operated its final flight today, 05 May 2014 from Sydney to Hong Kong. The carrier, which commenced flying to Sydney on 08 December 2004, offered daily flight A340-600s flights from London Heathrow to Sydney via Hong Kong. In February this year the carrier announced […]

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Virgin Atlantic set to launch Heathrow – Moscow services

Jul 10, 2012 No Comments

Virgin Atlantic is planning to launch Heathrow – Moscow services should it be successful in securing slots. These slots will become available as a consquence of BA’s takeover of British Midland-BMI. As approval of the takeover BA is required to release some of BMI’s Heathrow slots.  “Our core flying has always been across the Atlantic […]

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