Richard Branson was born in 1950 and educated at Stowe School. It was here that he began to set up Student Magazine when he was just 16. By 17 he'd also set up Student Advisory Centre, which was a charity to help young people.
Virgin Atlantic has joined the growing band of airlines snapping up the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. At a press announcement on Tuesday the airline's chairman Sir Richard Branson also indicated that Virgin aims to be the first airline to power its aircraft with alternative fuels.
Canadian investigators are set to interview the pilot who was at the controls of the Air France jet that crashed on landing earlier this week at Toronto's airport, the head of the crash inquiry team said Thursday.
A Virgin Atlantic Airways flight from London to New York landed safely in New York late Friday afternoon after being escorted by Canadian F-18 fighter jets to Nova Scotia over what turned out to be a false alarm.
A Virgin Atlantic flight headed from London to New York Saturday returned to Heathrow Airport more than two hours after it took off as a safety precaution because of a burning smell on the plane -- not the prevailing security threats over terror.