Tag: Virgin Atlantic

Branson Takes More Money From Delta Air Lines To Keep His Floundering Airline Aloft

LONDON — Virgin Atlantic has raised $530 million in fresh funding from shareholders Virgin Group and Delta Air Lines as a new bout of gloom descends on the aviation sector. Founded by Richard Branson in 1984, Virgin Atlantic has been particularly hard hit during the COVID-19 crisis after business travel and long-haul flights largely ground to […]

After ‘Deep Space’ Adventure, Branson Now Cultivating Burmese Turtles In BVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Conservation efforts to protect an endangered Asian turtle continue in the British Virgin Islands, according to noted philanthropist Sir Richard Branson. “Two very rare baby Burmese tortoises were recently born on Necker Island,” Branson said. “A beautiful species that is critically endangered. Really proud of the ongoing conservation work to help […]

Anti-LGBT+ Laws Cost Caribbean Billions In Lost Business, Report Says

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Businessman Richard Branson on Wednesday urged Caribbean countries to be more LGBT-friendly as a report said anti-gay laws cost the region’s 12 English-speaking nations up to $4.4 billion a year in lost tourism and emigration. “Business can be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit,” said Branson, founder of […]