Virgin flies high in New York as BA 'fights for its survival'

June 2009
Travel Weekly (UK);6/26/2009, p6
Trade Publication
The article compares the impact of current financial crisis on Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. and British Airways PLC (BA). Virgin is throwing a celebration event for completing its 25 years in the airlines industry, during the week of June 26, 2009. Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson has announced a $2.1 billion order for new aircraft including 10 Airbus A330s. As per BA chief executive Willie Walsh, BA is struggling for its survival in the current recession with pay cuts and staff redundancies.


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