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2014-07-21 16:20:31

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Limited Edition [http://www.virginlimitededition.com ], Sir Richard Branson's luxury collection of award-winning retreats is offering a special complimentary night stay to celebrate the opening of the beautiful Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in Franschhoek, South Africa from 1st of September 2014. Discover the delights of Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard with a free night when you book to stay for a minimum of...

2014-07-07 12:20:56

Members get the chance to win an unforgettable motoring experience TORONTO, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Virgin Mobile Canada announced a returning partnership with MINI Canada that makes driving down the open road even better for one lucky Virgin Mobile Member. Sleek and sexy, a brand spankin' new MINI is now up for grabs. Until October 1, 2014, Canadians with Virgin Mobile service can enter for their chance to drive off in the new 2015 MINI. The winning Member will get to rock...

2014-06-24 12:22:11

San Francisco's Hometown Airline to Fly Guests in Style from Across the U.S. to the Nation's Largest LGBT Event SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America for the seventh year in a row is proud to partner with SF Pride as the "Official Domestic Airline of San Francisco Pride." 2014 marks the 44(th) Anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration and Virgin America's teammates will be bringing the airline's signature Virgin Red to this year's "Color Our...

2014-06-09 12:21:56

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for May 2014 and the first five months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) decreased 0.6 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 2.5 percent lower than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 84.5 percent, up 1.6 points from May 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 1.7 percent over the same month last...

2014-06-05 16:20:34

LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading mobile marketing company Incentivated is pleased to announce the launch of the Virgin Holidays mobile website, allowing consumers to browse, book and pay for holidays through their smartphone devices. The mobile site (virginholidays.co.uk) contains all holiday destinations and offers available via the desktop site but presented in a way that specifically caters to consumer mobile demands. This follows an earlier piece of...

Virgin Galactic
2014-06-01 03:51:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Commercial space travel is one step closer to being a reality, thanks to a historic deal between Virgin Galactic, Spaceport America and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) governing suborbital flights launched from the New Mexico facility. The first-of-its-kind agreement establishes how the FAA will coordinate with Spaceport America, which will serve as the launch base for Sir Richard Branson’s suborbital flights, said...

Does Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Flier Really Take You To Space?
2014-05-15 06:52:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As Virgin Galactic sent its WhiteKnightTwo carrier plane out for a test drive on Tuesday, the company found itself the subject of reports claiming that its commercial space flight operation would be delayed, as well as speculation that its passengers might not technically be traveling into space after all. According to a Monday article from David Gilbert of the International Business Times, those media reports claim that the...

2014-05-09 12:21:09

SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for April 2014 and the first four months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) measured 0.4 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 1.3 percent lower than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 84.1 percent, up 0.7 points from April 2013. The number of onboard passengers increased 4.4 percent over the same month...

2014-05-08 12:33:31

Iconic brand added to Virgin Mobile's Member Benefits line-up TORONTO, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - In the world of style where fashion waits for no one, having the right deal, at the right time, can help any aspiring and style-focused consumer score must-have items first. Today, Virgin Mobile unveiled a new partnership with Banana Republic that will offer Virgin Mobile Members the newest looks from the iconic San Francisco brand, for less. Starting today through December 31, Virgin Mobile Members...

2014-04-29 23:11:09

University of the Virgin Islands receives largest gift in school's history. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 New Generation Power and Chairman, Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, are proud to announce a $30 million gift commitment on their behalf to help establish a state-of-the-art, Territory-wide medical school at the University of the Virgin Islands. The generous gift comes one week after a unanimous vote by the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Board of Trustees allowing the...


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Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

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