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A Virgin America A320 lands at Reagan National Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Craig Fischer)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Virgin America

Over the years Richard Branson and the Virgin Group have built an empire that spans the globe. Included in his empire has been multiple airlines, including the group's flagship airline Virgin Atlantic. In the early 2000s, the Virgin Group and Richard Branson set its sights on conquering the skies above the United States. In 2004, the announcement was made that the group intended to launch “Virgin USA," based in San Francisco, with flights beginning in mid-2005. However a combination of…

Virgin Atlantic Mulls London to Perth Flight in Direct Competition…

Virgin Atlantic founder and eccentric British entrepreneur Richard Branson said in a recent interview on "Your Money" that the airline is mulling a nonstop flight from London to Perth, Australia. If the plan comes to fruition, Virgin Atlantic would join Australian national carrier Qantas as the only two carriers on…

Virgin America’s Upcoming Final Flights Mark the End of an…

As April 24 quickly approaches, so does the end of an era in American aviation as Virgin America will cease to exist in the early hours of the following day. The airline was recently purchased by Seattle-based Alaska Airlines for $2.6 billion and on Jan. 11, 2018 the two carriers…