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2011-01-19 12:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing domestic travel, took top industry honors for "Passenger Service" at Air Transport World's Industry Achievement Awards for the airline's superior service in the skies. Air Transport World (ATW) is a monthly magazine covering the global airline industry and began its awards program in 1974. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090123/VIRGINAMERICALOGO) "Virgin America has...

2011-01-19 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline, today launches nonstop flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The airline known for high frills and low fares will also launch direct flights to CUN from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) starting January 20, 2011. The launch marks the third international destination for the three year old award-winning carrier and its 14th destination...

2011-01-05 12:00:00

CHICAGO and AMSTERDAM, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Media Services (TMS) announced today that TMS entertainment metadata will help power the next-generation entertainment platform from Virgin Media, the United Kingdom's leading entertainment and communications company. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100422/CG91557LOGO) Virgin Media selected TMS as it launches Virgin Media TV to customers across the U.K. Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo features an advanced user...

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2011-01-04 12:00:00

Muse, an English rock band, is considering approaching Richard Branson about performing in space on a Virgin Galactic suborbital spaceship. According to the Guardian, the trio from Teignmouth, Devon have had "coherent conversations" about bringing their music to suborbital spaceships, and hope to talk to Richard Branson about a collaboration with Virgin Galactic. "Maybe I've seen The Jetsons too many times," frontman Matt Bellamy told the Sun. Muse have had several discussions "about...

2010-12-27 02:00:00

LONDON, Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New York holidays are an experience in diversity, with plenty on offer. From the uptown glitz of the Upper West Side to the downtown bohemian chic of the West Village, from Chinatown to Little Italy, from Murray Hill to Midtown, you are presented with entirely different sights, sounds and even smells in each neighbourhood. When it comes to things to do, you can expect to find out what 'spoilt for choice' really means, you might not be able to fit...

2010-12-21 06:33:00

LONDON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Car and home insurance customers are willing to swallow over 1.5 billion pounds a year in premium increases before they shop around for a better deal, new research from Virgin Money shows. The average insurance customer will accept an 8.13% across-the-board rise in their annual motor, home contents and buildings premium before they decide to switch to a more competitive deal. That's the equivalent of paying almost 13 months worth of premiums for 12...

2010-12-17 02:00:00

LONDON, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City, or the Big Apple as it's known to some, isn't one place, its a hundred different places, all jostling for your attention. From the uptown Glitz of the Upper West Side to the downtown bohemian chic of the West Village, from Chinatown to Little Italy, from Murray Hill to Midtown, you are presented with entirely different sights, sounds and even smells in each neighbourhood. So with the range of New York Hotels that Virgin Holidays has on...

2010-12-16 12:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SATELLITE FEEDS: ---------------- Thursday, December 16th, 2010 Thursday, December 16th, 2010 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM ET 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM ET Galaxy 28 Galaxy 28 Transponder 10 Transponder 10 C-Band C-Band Downlink Freq: 3900 Horizontal Downlink Freq: 3900 Horizontal NEWS:...

2010-12-16 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the award-winning California-based airline, today announces its first flight south of the border to service San Jose del Cabo International Airport (SJD). The airline known for its upscale stylish amenities and low fares is offering direct flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to SJD. Los Cabos, Mexico will be Virgin America's second international destination after Toronto, Canada launched in June 2010, and the...

2010-12-14 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline, announces it is welcoming Virgin Blue crew members to its award-winning in-flight team. Earlier this year, the sister airlines teamed up to launch a unique cross-continental cultural exchange program - with six Virgin America in-flight teammates relocating to Australia to fly as part of Virgin Blue's in-flight crew. This winter, three Virgin Blue cabin crew members make their in-flight debut at...


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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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