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Company Watch - Virgin Group.

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Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways launched interline e-ticketing last week. The airlines already codeshare and have linked loyalty programs and a joint lounge arrangement. Aug 14, 2006

Virgin America secures additional $53M in financing. Virgin America has signed a new financing agreement for an additional $53 million to help offset legal costs. Several large U.S. carriers are challenging Virgin's plan to start U.S. service. The company did not disclose who provided the financing in a filing made with the Department of Transportation.

Aug 18, 2006

Virgin America Causing US Airline Turbulence. Start-up US air carrier Virgin America has not flown a plane or even got its license to operate, but it is already creating turbulence in the US airline industry. Incumbent carriers, led by Continental Airlines, have lobbied hard to keep Virgin America from getting off the ground. Those efforts, which have slowed Virgin America's efforts to gain US government approval to start flying, show how intense competition is in the US airline industry and how fragile its recent recovery may be. Aug 15, 2006

Virgin Atlantic Airways launched a route-specific inflight magazine called DXB available to passengers on flights between London Heathrow and Dubai. Aug 14, 2006
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