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Virgin Atlantic looks to the future .

Popularity 1Viewed 1395 times 2017-7-28 12:40 |Personal category:Travel|System category:News| Virgin, Skyteam, Branson, Alliances

Sir Richard Branson is a role model entrepreneur and innovator and I have enjoyed reading his autobiographies and I am looking forward to his latest one when I am back in London mid August. He adds great value to the Virgin Brand. Yet he has passed the traditional retirement age in the UK though that means nothing these days and he shows no signs of slowing down. However it makes sense to secure the future investment in Virgin Atlantic which is one part of the Virgin Group. In the past Virgin Atlantic enjoyed an investment from Singapore Airlines (SQ) when I was a Gold member of SQ so I got to use Virgin Lounges which were really great. It was hard to achieve high status purely with Virgin Atlantic since their route network is limited when compared to the big boys. That changed nearly five years ago when Delta Airlines from the USA took a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic leaving Sir Richard's outfit with a controlling 51%. Today we learn that this will change with a further 31% being sold to AirFrance-KLM group leaving Virgin Group share at 20% but Sir Richard promising to remain actively involved. A huge increase in route access results and Delta Air-France KLM are all in Sky Team Alliance. Expect Virgin to get involved alongside their Virgin Red (and above) frequent flier program. Good to see the future of an iconic British brand looking good.

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Reply Report HailChina! 2017-8-2 10:25
Richard Branson is a role model of yours is he Colin Speak Man. Ha. Of course he is. You are a bad human. I think you would go to hell after you died.

Retirement age means nothing hey.
Reply Report HailChina! 2017-8-2 10:26
When the rebellion happens we will be on opposite sides for sure. You are my enemy Colin Speak Man. And you know it don't you. For most of us you are our enemy.
Reply Report HailChina! 2017-8-2 10:28
Its all I want Colin Speak Man.
Reply Report HailChina! 2017-8-2 10:34
Little mini capitalist minion. The day is coming. You will be sorry.
Reply Report HailChina! 2017-8-2 11:33
I can't wait for the day when minions like you know not to go into the public. A minion like you has a lot if audacity to walk among us. To stand in front of us. To try to attack us with your globalist capitalist propaganda. Writing your god damn Euro soccer propaganda script for your local masses that you are against. Thinking you are clever and funny.

And you care about Britain and the British do you Colin Speak Man. So funny. We are all going to see you Colin Speak Man. You are our enemy. We should be at war with you. Yet you stand in front of us with jokes? You will be sorry Colin Speak Man.
Reply Report HailChina! 2017-8-2 11:36
It is suicide squad minions like you that are the front line. We will come for you first. In my opinion you are a lot more stupid than you are audacious. You are audacious though.
Reply Report HailChina! 2017-8-2 17:14
At your trial Colin Speak Man, all the prosecutor needs to say is - Before the rebellion Colin Speak Man wrote this - "Sir Richard Branson is a role model entrepreneur and innovator and I have enjoyed reading his autobiographies and I am looking forward to his latest one when I am back in London mid August. He adds great value to the Virgin Brand. Yet he has passed the traditional retirement age in the UK though that means nothing these days and he shows no signs of slowing down." - Colin Speak Man.

The judge will be furious and he will scream - OFF WITH HIS $%$%ING HEAD!

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  • Virgin Atlantic looks to the future . 2017-8-2 17:14

    At your trial Colin Speak Man, all the prosecutor needs to say is - Before the rebellion Colin Speak Man wrote this - "Sir Richard Branson is a role model entrepreneur and innovator and I have enjoyed reading his autobiographies and I am looking forward to his latest one when I am back in London mid August. He adds great value to the Virgin Brand. Yet he has passed the traditional retirement age in the UK though that means nothing these days and he shows no signs of slowing down." - Colin Speak Man.

    The judge will be furious and he will scream - OFF WITH HIS $%$%ING HEAD!

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