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Company Watch - Virgin Group.

Oct 2, 2006

Some U.S. carriers oppose Virgin America's application. Several U.S. airlines believe start-up Virgin America should not be allowed to operate domestic flights in the U.S. because it is owned and funded by foreign investors. A spokesman for Virgin America says its application to operate U.S. flights is within the law. The airline submitted its application to the Department of Transportation in December. Sep 25, 2006

Virgin Atlantic Airways is now providing passengers with "live text news" from Sky News on seatback television screens. Sep 25, 2006

Businessman uses frequent flier miles for space trip. A British businessman has traded in his 2 million frequent flier miles for a trip into space. Alan Watts will travel on Virgin Galactic's first commercial tourism flights to space in 2009. Sep 29, 2006

Branson's anti-warming money a gift or investment? Was British mogul Richard Branson's pledge to donate $3 billion over the next decade to promote alternative energies and fight global warming a pure gift to the world, or was it perhaps more of a shrewd investment? It may be too early to say following Branson's announcement last week, but he appears to be "looking for a return on his money," The New York Times writes. Sep 26, 2006

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