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Virgin Atlantic Airways Offers Bonus Commissions to Travel Agents.

NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 2, 1999--

Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced that, with immediate effect, travel agents will be eligible to earn bonus commissions for bookings ticketed between now and September 30th, 1999.

For bookings made in Virgin's Upper Class or Premium Economy, a 2% bonus on top of the standard uncapped 5% base commission, will increase the total commission to 7%. For bookings in Economy, the 2% bonus will bring the total commission to 12%.

"These bonuses offer a 40% increase in commission for Upper Class and Premium Economy; and a 20% increase for Economy," said Bill King, Senior Vice President for Virgin Atlantic Airways. "This follows our recent increase in Economy base commission to 10%, with absolutely no caps, and clearly demonstrates Virgin's support of travel agents."

The carrier encourages agents to contact their local Sales Office at 1-800-VIRGIN-1 for more information on other opportunities for increasing commission earned.

Virgin Atlantic serves London from eight U.S. gateways: three times daily from New York (JFK); twice daily from Newark, Los Angeles and Orlando; and daily from San Francisco, Washington (Dulles), Miami, and Boston; with daily Chicago service scheduled to commence in November. From London, the carrier serves South Africa, Greece, Japan, Hong Kong, the Caribbean and Shanghai. For reservations and inquiries, please call Virgin toll-free at (800) 862-8621, or visit the Virgin Atlantic web site at www.virgin-atlantic.com.
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