Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection in US as virus bites
Virgin Atlantic has applied for bankruptcy protection in the United States, court filings show, as the British airline -- which has not flown since April because of coronavirus -- seeks to tie up a rescue deal in the UK.
Nigeria loses N30 billion monthly to international airspace closure
• Operators wary of quarantine directive The Nigerian aviation industry on a monthly basis loses about N30 billion over the continued closure of the international airspace due to the coronavirus pandemic. The losses, borne by the host economy, operating local and international carriers, and sundry service providers, were derived from the $1 billion or N360…
Tougher screening awaits Nigerian travellers over U.S.-Iran face-off
Tougher security screening may be awaiting Nigerians who are planning to visit the United States (U.S.) and other European countries in the wake of the escalated face-off
Travel agency hosts trade partners forum in Lagos
Finchglow Travels, Nigeria’s number one indigenous travel management company has held the 4th edition of its Trade Partner’s Forum in Lagos.
Why Nigeria must deploy brand, communication experts to boost reputation
Ikem Okuhu is a journalist with a bias for brands and marketing reportage. His love for the media and brands made him resign from jobs at ExxonMobil, United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Ecobank Nigeria where he headed the External Relations Unit. His company Reliks Media Limited, birthed brands and marketing magazine, BRANDish.
Why four airlines bust in one month
Since the beginning of September, four European airlines have ceased trading, three in the last week alone. Two of these airlines were over 50 years old, demonstrating that it’s not just the newcomers who are struggling.
Virgin appoints new manager
Virgin Atlantic has appointed Justin Bell as the airline’s Commercial Manager for Nigeria. Bell, a former manager of the airline at Lagos Airport, will be responsible for Virgin’s daily commercial activity in the region and will commence duties in June 2019. Bell boasts an impressive resume in his 29 years at Virgin Atlantic, starting in…
Virgin Atlantic unveils state-of-the-art A350-1000 aircraft
Virgin Atlantic, yesterday, in London, unveiled a state-of-the-art cabin for its new Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The business class section, which Virgin Atlantic calls, “Upper Class”, features brand new suites...
Virgin Atlantic Redefines Fine Dining With Award-winning Food Host Donal Skehan
Virgin Atlantic has today unveiled a partnership with award-winning food writer and TV host Donal Skehan to reinvent their dining experience at 38,000ft. LA-based Donal Skehan has been working with Virgin Atlantic for 12 months to develop a completely new approach to in-flight dining. This includes a range of delicious dishes inspired by global destinations…
Virgin Atlantic hits 26 million passenger mark in 17 years
Virgin Atlantic this week marks 17 years of operation in Nigeria, with no fewer than 26 million passengers airlifted till date. The airline, in appreciation to its customers, is giving special discount offer of 17 per cent to travellers. Head of Virgin Atlantic in Nigeria, Samuel Lindfield, said the airline in the last 17 years…