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Company Watch - Virgin Group.

For more company news, data and analysis, please go to: http://www.airguideonline.com/professional.htm Jun 26, 2006

Virgin Atlantic of pretax, pre-exceptional profits more than doubled to US$80 / [pounds sterling]41.6m. The airline, 49% owned by Singapore International Airlines, says that the launch of the new Upper Class Suite helped to attract more premium-paying passengers, with a 10.1% increase in business travelers compared with the year before. In 2007 the airline will begin to fly to Mauritius. And if you are a passenger on Virgin in the immediate future you will see happy staff faces too. They are to receive a bonus equivalent to two weeks extra pay. http://www.virgin-atlantic.com Jun 24, 2006

Virgin Atlantic Airways said it is assisting the UK Office of Fair Trading and the US Dept. of Justice in the inquiry but declined to say whether it also is a target. United Airlines said it is cooperating with the probe but added it has been told by authorities it is not under investigation. American Airlines said it received a federal subpoena related to the probe on June 20 but has "not been informed" that it is being investigated. No other airline confirmed involvement. BA, Virgin, United and American are the four carriers with authority to operate London Heathrow-US flights. Jun 23, 2006

Virgin Express will add 38 flights per week, or 50,000 seats, in July and August, increasing frequencies to Athens to 17 weekly, Barcelona to 23, Bari to four, Catania to four, Faro to seven, Malaga to 25, Naples to five and Nice to 26. Palermo will welcome four weekly services from Brussels. Jun 21, 2006
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