Virgin Group

Hyperloop One ceases operations after failing to secure contracts

22 Dec 2023

In a significant development, Hyperloop One, the high-speed freight transportation company based in Los Angeles, U.S., is set to shut down.

Virgin Atlantic to cut 3,150 jobs, move flights to Heathrow from Gatwick

05 May 2020

Virgin Galactic astronauts return from a ‘thrilling’ journey to the ‘Ignorosphere’

28 Jul 2018

Branson brings space tourism closer with successful Unity test

06 Apr 2018

Virgin Galactic conducted a supersonic test flight of its SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity passenger rocket ship over the Sierra Nevada mountains on Thursday, the company said

Mumbai-Pune route may be world’s first to see Hyperloop One

19 Feb 2018

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has signed an agreement with the Maharashtra government for the Hyperloop One system, which will zip passengers between Mumbai and Pune in under 25 minutes

Richard Branson to resume Virgin Galactic's powered test flights, aims space trip for mid-2018

06 Jul 2017

Virgin America to be fully absorbed by Alaska Airlines by end 2019

23 Mar 2017

Stephen Hawking to visit space aboard Virgin Galactic spaceship

21 Mar 2017

Alaska Air Group closes $2.6-bn acquisition of Virgin America

15 Dec 2016

Alaska Air, US regulators near settlement on $2.6-bn acquisition of Virgin America

21 Nov 2016

Sir Richard Branson backs mini-Concorde that can fly from London to New York in 3.5 hours

16 Nov 2016

Virgin Media to roll out 4G speeds offering free WhatsApp and data rollover

08 Nov 2016

Virgin Atlantic plans to fly on biofuels

05 Oct 2016

Australian airlines ban Galaxy Note 7 use on flights

09 Sep 2016

Virgin Galactic granted licence to restart testing of rocket plane

03 Aug 2016

US authorities have granted a licence to Virgin Galactic to restart testing of its rocket plane following a fatal crash in 2014

Virgin Media to deploy fibre-to-the-premises to at least 1 mn additional homes

29 Apr 2016

Air NZ to exit Virgin Australia at a loss

31 Mar 2016

Virgin to partner with start-up Boom to build new supersonic jets

28 Mar 2016

Air NZ, Virgin Australia to buy locally-produced aviation biofuel

14 Mar 2016

Branson hints at electric car foray

20 Mar 2015

Richard Branson, Virgin Group being sued by former CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line

12 Mar 2015

Virgin Media to invest £3 bn on fibre-optic network

16 Feb 2015

Virgin Money stock climbs 1.2 % on listing

13 Nov 2014

Investigators fault pilot’s early `feathering’ system activation for Virgin Galactic crash

05 Nov 2014

Virgin Galactic space craft crashes in California, killing pilot during test flight

01 Nov 2014

An experimental spaceship owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight in California killing the pilot