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2011-06-17 03:00:00

LONDON, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- July 2011 Launch Will Maximise Opportunities Created by the New Virgin Atlantic Direct Service Virgin Holidays [http://www.virginholidays.co.uk ] has announced that it will be launching its first ever dedicated Mexico brochure in July as the destination gears up for an increase in UK holidaymakers travelling on the new direct London - Cancun service from Virgin Atlantic. The 52-page brochure will more than double the current...

2011-06-16 08:00:00

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Virgin Atlantic Airways announced the launch of the airline's 33rd destination with the introduction of flights between London and Cancun, Mexico. The twice weekly service will debut June 12, 2012 and expects up to 94,000 Virgin Atlantic customers traveling between London and Cancun in the first year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101001/NY74547LOGO ) The new route strengthens Virgin Atlantic's leisure network from...

2011-06-15 03:00:00

SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Virgin Atlantic Airways will celebrate a quarter century of service between Miami and London. The launch of Miami - London service signaled the beginning of Virgin Atlantic's growth outside of the New York market and since beginning in 1986, 4.5 million passengers have traveled to Miami and $7.4bn has been contributed to the city's economy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101001/NY74547LOGO ) Sir Richard Branson...

2011-06-10 12:51:00

ATLANTA and SYDNEY, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Virgin Australia Airlines (ASX: VBA) today welcomed the U.S. Department of Transportation's final approval of antitrust immunity for the airlines' trans-Pacific alliance, which will allow the carriers to implement a joint venture on service between the United States, Australia and the South Pacific. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) The grant of antitrust immunity will expand...

2011-06-02 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the award-winning domestic airline, today announces the appointment of Peter D. Hunt as the Company's new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective July 11, 2011. Hunt will oversee the growing airline's financial operations, including treasury, tax, financial planning and analysis, accounting, external financial reporting, budgets, procurement and fleet planning. Hunt brings to Virgin America extensive...

2011-05-24 06:46:00

LONDON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To say that Jamaica holidays are memorable doesn't even scratch the surface. This is the island where time stands still, so expect to relax more completely than ever before. Not that you won't be busy! There's a phenomenal range of things to do on Jamaica Holidays, especially if you like to be outdoors. Rolling hills contrast with steep gullies and the towering Blue Mountains beg to be explored. Dunn's River Falls is also breathtaking - both the view and...

2011-05-10 13:05:00

ATLANTA, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Virgin Australia Airlines (ASX: VBA) today welcomed the U.S. Department of Transportation's proposed grant of antitrust immunity to their alliance, which will allow the airlines to implement their joint venture, expanding their reach between the U.S., Australia and the South Pacific region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) Antitrust immunity will enable Delta and Virgin Australia Airlines...

2011-04-22 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the only California-based airline, is partnering for the fourth consecutive year since their 2007 launch with the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) for Earth Day to support vital environmental restoration projects across the state. Virgin America teammates pitched in at San Francisco's Candlestick Point State Recreation Area last weekend where they planted native trees to help restore the park to benefit both humans and...

2011-04-21 07:49:00

LONDON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Western has today launched a global partnership deal with Virgin Atlantic led by the hotel group's British office, based in York, which will see companies and their customers gain mutual benefits. The deal sees the first time that the British arm of the world's largest group of independently owned hotels has worked directly with an airline to benefit their customers. From today Best Western guests can gain free flights around the world with a...

2011-04-20 15:37:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the new airline that is anything but ordinary, today launches a social media-driven digital marketing campaign that invites flyers in its newest market to take the "Flight for Chicago Challenge." In February, the award-winning airline launched sales to its newest market of Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), with daily nonstop flights from both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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