The firm hopes to take first ever tourists to space later this year. Onboard cameras were able to capture its rocket-powered engine, the first time it has been used
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Saturday 21 December 2013
Winter sun in Barbados after Christmas
Wednesday 18 December 2013
Under £200... Extra baggage for the sales
Virgin Atlantic's domestic airline, Little Red, is doubling its baggage allowance between Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Manchester and Heathrow. Passengers can check in two 23kg bags from 26 December to 2 February. There's also a sale on fares, with returns from £88-£99. virgin-atlantic.com
Friday 22 November 2013
6 minutes of weightlessness will now cost you $250,000 or around 326 Bitcoins
Saturday 09 November 2013
A city break in Cape Town
Sunday 13 October 2013
This letter appears in the Monday 14th October edition of the Independent
Thursday 10 October 2013
Flights branded as 'Little Red' have experienced low sales
Sunday 29 September 2013
Proposed new rules on pilots’ working hours could lead to air crews flying while “dangerously fatigued”, union officials have warned ahead of a key vote by MEPs.
Saturday 28 September 2013
From holiday snaps apps and photography workshops to watching wolves in Ethiopia
Virgin passenger jet forced to emergency land due to 'technical fault' between Heathrow and New York
Sunday 18 August 2013
Passengers on a Virgin Atlantic flight were left stranded in Canadian airport overnight after the plane carrying them was forced to make an emergency landing.
Friday 26 July 2013
Where to go and what to know
Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson dresses as an air stewardess and serves drinks on Air Asia flight to honour Formula 1 bet with Tony Fernandes
Sunday 12 May 2013
Sir Richard says 'something went wrong' with wager
Monday 29 April 2013
A free move into business class could become a thing of a past as the major airlines look to raise extra revenue online
Liberian man who claimed he wasn't offered a job by Virgin Atlantic because of his African name loses race bias claim
Friday 19 April 2013
A job hunter who accused Virgin Atlantic of racial discrimination has lost his case.
Monday 15 April 2013
He claims when he sent a worse CV with an English name, he was offered an interview and treated differently
Branson claims Heathrow slots are 'crumbs off the table' as his new airline brand Little Red launches
Monday 08 April 2013
Sir Richard Branson has claimed that his Virgin Atlantic carrier had been given just some "crumbs off the table" as he launched a new domestic airline brand.
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