Throwback Thursday
A Virgin Express Boeing 737-300 classic. (Photo: Pedro Aragão [CC BY-SA 3.0GFDL, CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Virgin Express

In the 1990s, Richard Branson and the Virgin Group were looking to expand into continental Europe. By this time, Branson’s Virgin Atlantic was a successful competitor to British Airways and the group was looking to expand. In April 1996, the Virgin Group purchased the EuroBelgian Airlines in nearby Belgium. The leisure airline was founded by Victor Hasson and Georges Gutelman from the remnants of Trans European Airways. The Virgin Group renamed the airline to Virgin Express, retaining the Brussels hub…