Virgin, flying to exciting America and... um... Scotland

10 December 2012

Virgin Atlantic are tagteaming on a transatlantic flights venture with Delta Air Lines, provided the US company buys Singapore Airlines' 49% stake in the UK airline.

This means that Delta and Virgin will be able to share their flights between Britain and America. Sharing the workload could well lead to prices coming down too.

This is good news for Virgin who haven't been enjoying business recently, posting a loss of £80m thanks to rising fuel prices and the euro zone crisis. Elsewhere, Virgin have announced that they'll be flying to-and-from the decidedly less-exotic Scotland. There'll be 18 flights a day between Scotland and Heathrow Airport, which is competition for BA who have pretty much had the monopoly on London to Scotland flights thus far.

Virgin Atlantic chief executive Steve Ridgway said: "Throughout our history, Virgin Atlantic has successfully fought British Airways all over the world and has offered passengers a compelling alternative. We will look to replicate that in our short-haul flying and challenge the current BA monopoly on these routes which is causing serious consumer harm."

[Reuters]

TOPICS:   Travel

12 comments

  • OlPeculier
    Erm, furst time I went to America, back in '95, I flew out with Delta and back with Virgin, who were on a code share. Delta flight - terrible. Vigrin - one the best flights I've been on (but I did get an upgrade...)
  • callum
    18 flights a day seems rather excessive...
  • badger
    Go to Scotland? Why?
  • Chewbacca
    @badger To get away from all the "English" cunts in England* of course! *Certain parts of England may not actually contain any English people.
  • Mr. P.
    @ Chewbacca Like Corby, you mean?
  • zeddy
    @Mr. Patel Yes like Corby which is full of English-loving Sevco fans. The Union Flag are their colours.
  • Big N.
    @ Chewbacca Like London then.
  • Chewbacca
    My rather witty riposte is awaiting "moderation". Cunts.
  • Zir B.
    @zeddy You've never been to Corby, have you?
  • Chewbacca
    Chaps, have never been to Corby, although I’d imagine the inhabitants all have well pressed trousers…
  • Chewbacca
    Ah bollocks, was trying to figure out which word(s) these tossers at BW have their mod queue set up to trigger. Now I just don't care. Fuckers.
  • zeddy
    @Zir Bob What? little Govan? Perish the thought!

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