| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:06 PM
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is opening a facility in Long Beach to build and design the company’s new satellite-launching space vehicle.
The news was welcomed Thursday by officials in Long Beach, which has lost thousands of aerospace...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:00 AM
The award for the airline that offers the most Wi-Fi-accessible flights goes to ... Delta Air Lines.
Air travel data cruncher Routehappy reports that Delta came in tops for having the highest number of Wi-Fi flights and flight miles. And Virgin...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:34 PM
After last year's fatal crash, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will now test its new SpaceShipTwo rocket without its longtime aerospace partner that designed and built the first plane.
Since 2005, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, a firm famous...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Virgin America, which boasts one of the industry’s widest selections of music, movies and television shows in its onboard entertainment system, is adding something for those deep thinkers on the plane.
Starting Feb. 1, the Burlingame-based airline...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:56 AM
A Virgin Atlantic jet bound from London to Las Vegas turned back and made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport on Monday after developing a problem with its landing gear.
The airline confirmed the Boeing 747-400, carrying 447 passengers and 15 crew...
| Sep 3, 2014
We seem to be hearing the death knell for airline bereavement fares. The long-dwindling practice has nearly bottomed out in 2014, as most major American airlines have essentially done away with breaks for grieving fliers.
American Airlines eliminated...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:59 AM
Virgin Galactic’s chief executive told a Culver City crowd Thursday night that the company would continue its quest to send tourists to space despitethe fatal crash of its SpaceShipTwo two weeks ago.
“We have a new spaceship that’s...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, part of an ambitious commercial space venture founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, crashed during testing Friday and broke into several pieces over the Mojave Desert. One test pilot was killed and another was...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Virgin America Inc. shares soared in their first day of trading Friday as investors flocked to the airline's strategy of combining low-cost fares with hipster cachet.
Priced at $23 each, shares in the Burlingame, Calif.-based airline, backed by...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Virgin Mobile FreeFest, arguably the area's most prominent music festival for the past eight years, will not take place this year, organizers said Tuesday.
Virgin Mobile did not explain what brought about the decision to cancel the concert at...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Animal rights activists claimed a victory Tuesday after Virgin America airline announced that it had cut ties with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment amid criticism over the treatment of killer whales at aquatic parks.
But the latest development raises...