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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 (...)

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(...)

Stobart Group is reportedly buying 49 per cent of Stobart Air back in a move that could give it control of the airline. Photograph: iStock

Predictions that Covid-19 travel restrictions would hit regional airlines hardest have proved right in the Republic at least. Cityjet last week sought(...)

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(...)

A Virgin Australia Holdings employee walks past departure gates at a deserted Sydney Airport. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Virgin Australia Holdings on Tuesday succumbed to third-party led restructuring that could lead to a sale, making Australia’s second-biggest airline t(...)

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(...)

‘Air travel is a small – but growing, and significant – part of international greenhouse gas emissions.’ Image: Getty Images/iStock

Beef is cancelled. Well, on many Virgin flights, anyway. Earlier this year, Richard Branson – whose company is about to charge people $250,000 (€228,(...)

Shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings fell as much as 24 per cent in early Thursday trading, the most ever, after downgrades from the two top analysts

Shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings fell as much as 24 per cent in early Thursday trading, the most ever, after downgrades from the two top analysts am(...)

BP CEO Bernard Looney is a newcomer to Instagram and a rarity. Only 11% of oil and gas company chief executives are active on social media. Photograph: AFP

Last week David Solomon, the boss of Goldman Sachs, was enjoying a spot of sunshine at a tech conference in San Francisco. Bernard Looney, BP’s new ch(...)

Ryanair’s Michael O Leary said the UK government’s rescue of Flybe was a badly thought out bailout. Photograph: Collins

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has lambasted Britain’s bailout of Flybe, describing it as a breach of competition and state aid laws. In an open letter(...)

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