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British Airways said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm we are proposing to retire our entire 747 fleet with immediate effect.”

British Airways has accelerated the retirement of its fleet of Boeing 747s, the iconic jumbo jet, following the downturn in air travel caused by the c(...)

Delta airlines said that demand that built up over June for travel to places like Las Vegas, Florida or New York had suffered due to fresh cases and quarantines. Photograph: Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images

Delta Air Lines scaled back the flights it planned to add in August amid a surge in Covid-19 cases and warned it will be more than two years before th(...)

Virgin Atlantic had previously identified a £750 million funding requirement but the total value of the package it is trying to secure is now about £1 billion. Photograph: iStock

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has committed £200 million (€221 million) of immediate funding for Virgin Atlantic as the grounded airline races to(...)

Catherine McGuinness: ‘I have a small [property] portfolio in Dublin and London, which enables me to fly part time.’

When Virgin Atlantic first recruited cabin crew in Ireland in the 1980s, Catherine McGuinness knew this was going to be the job for her. “Virgin had (...)

 A Virgin Atlantic  aircraft  landing  at Heathrow airport in England. The airline  plans to cut 3,150 jobs and move its London Gatwick operations to the bigger Heathrow. Photograph:   Steve Parsons/PA Wire

British airline Virgin Atlantic plans to cut 3,150 jobs and move its London Gatwick operations to the bigger Heathrow airport, it said on Tuesday, as (...)

Even as the US was setting aside $50 billion to bail out airlines, the conservative government in Australia allowed Virgin Australia to go into administration. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP via Getty Images

You, me and Mrs Murphy down the road are currently subsidising Donald Trump. The staff at his Doonbeg golf resort in Co Clare are having 70 per cent o(...)

The sun sets behind smoke rising from the LyondellBasell refining plant in Houston, Texas, on April 20th, the day US crude oil prices ended in negative territory for the first time. Photograph: Mark Felix/AFP

Image of the week: Black gold? Remember when the price of crude oil was more than $100 a barrel? Probably not, as that was six years ago, and who can(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

European stock markets closed higher after a volatile session on Monday, recovering losses caused by a collapse in oil prices and fears of the worst q(...)

Billionaire Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, speaks during an interview. Photograph: Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic will only survive the coronavirus outbreak if it gets financial support from the British government, the airline’s founder Richard Bra(...)

Less than one in 10 seats on domestic flights were filled by passengers last week, according to an estimate by Dan Rutherford, aviation director at the International Council on Clean Transportation

Widespread travel restrictions around the world have slashed demand for air travel, with more than eight in 10 flights cancelled. But there is a dispa(...)

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