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Virgin Atlantic Debuts ASMR Campaign to Encourage Travelers

Virgin Atlantic has launched a unique campaign targeting travelers with their favorite sights and sounds of flying. The advert comes just days after The Mirror reported Brits could begin to book summer holidays. The new advert entices those who are yearning to catch their next flight with a video featuring call bells, seatbelt clicking and the sound of ripping boarding passes. Virgin Atlantic states that, from a survey of over 1000 British adults, 82% of people missed the sound of a pilot's…

Aviation Industry Lobby U.K. Government For ‘Pathway to Re-opening’

Aviation industry executives and advocacy groups in the U.K. are vigorously lobbying the U.K. government ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'Roadmap to Recovery’ speech on 22 February. Mr. Johnson’s scheduled announcement on Monday is expected to include details on how the U.K. will plan to emerge from a series…

Delta Awarded ‘Diamond’ APEX Rating for Cleanliness

Delta has earned a Diamond rating from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying for customer safety throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The rating is the highest of the three-tiered certification for the award determined through an independent health and safety audit. The audit consists of an online questionnaire covering…

Birds of a Feather: The Aircraft Lost to COVID-19 in…

To not mince words about the commercial aviation industry when talking about the last year, but 2020 sucked. The global force for moving passengers was grounded with the rapid spread of COVID-19 as borders closed, demand fell and airlines looked to make the most of the disaster at hand. Months…

U.K. Government Form ‘Global Travel Taskforce’ to Recover International Travel

Almost nine months into the global pandemic that has decimated the U.K. tourism, hospitality and aviation sectors, the U.K. government announced on Wednesday the formation of a task force to ‘support the travel industry and the safe recovery of international travel’. The Global Travel Taskforce will report to Prime Minister…

SpiceJet to Start Service from New Delhi, Mumbai to London…

On Monday, SpiceJet announced that it will begin flights between India and the United Kingdom on Dec. 4, making it the first low-cost carrier to offer the service under the current air bubble agreement. The airline says it will be flying three times a week to London Heathrow – twice…

Eurowings’ New Coronavirus Insurance Will Be Free to Customers Through…

The coronavirus  pandemic continues to plague the airline industry into the fall travel season, and carriers are considering all options to get people flying. One tool that has become popular among many airlines is COVID-19 insurance, and as of Monday, Eurowings has become the latest airline to offer travel protection.…

Virgin Atlantic Announces New Routes to Pakistan

Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to operate routes from the United Kingdom to Pakistan from December. The encouraging news comes at a crucial time for the airline that has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Flights from London Heathrow will operate to the Pakistani capital Islamabad and Lahore, whilst…

Virgin Atlantic Wins Support of Creditors for Restructuring Plan

Virgin Atlantic has today won the support of its creditors over a 1.2 billion-pound ($1.58 billion) rescue package deal. The capital, only 400 million pounds of which is "new money," is supposed to keep the airline afloat for at least the next 18 months. Shareholders and suppliers to whom the…

Virgin Atlantic Declares Bankruptcy as Part of Restructuring

Virgin Atlantic filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in New York on Tuesday, becoming the latest airline — and the second from Virgin Group — to file for bankruptcy protection, Business Insider reports. Virgin Australia filed for voluntary administration in April. Virgin Atlantic originally suspended passenger operations in April. It flies…