16 AUGUST 2010


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 16 AUGUST 2010

Virgin to link airlines

SIR RICHARD BRANSON, speaking in Houston at the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) convention, said that the Virgin Group is linking its Virgin airlines together through frequent-flier programmes.  Virgin Atlantic, which celebrated it 26th birthday in June, has always stayed clear of the various alliances.  However it could become the first airline to create what is effectively its own alliance by joining together its own brands, worldwide.  Frequent fliers on Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America and V Australia will be able to earn miles on each others programmes.  The scheme should be operational by next spring, about the time that the first Virgin Atlantic Airbus A330 arrives.  In September the three Virgin airlines will have interline agreements in place allowing passengers to connect at typically New York and Sydney with one electronic ticket and one baggage check-in. www.virgin-atlantic.com

Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.