FedEx
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BA and Virgin going at it again!

Wed Mar 10, 1999 9:03 am

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are in a
bidding war for the UK low fare carrier CityFlyer.
Don't ask me why? Maybe one of you know.
Also Virgin Express Stock has been doing
real well and it could be a sign of things to
come as rumbles from Branson's office are
now starting to be heard. I guess he wants
some changes.
 
mirage
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RE: BA and Virgin going at it again!

Wed Mar 10, 1999 9:24 am

Yes, Virgin is expanding. Now there ir Virgin Express France and Virgin Express Ireland. What will be the next one?
 
Guest

RE: BA and Virgin going at it again!

Wed Mar 10, 1999 10:43 am

I can't see BA as a chap low fair carrier, although I can see Virgin having one, likes it EXPRESS. But good luck to them both. I belive British airways 747 will have something to say about this, seeing he was originally VIRGIN ATLANTIC and is now VIRGING ATLANTIC.
 
antonov
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RE: BA and Virgin going at it again!

Wed Mar 10, 1999 12:15 pm

And Branson is closing deals in China now as well !!
He doesn't want his balloon to strand overthere...
 
hawaiian717
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RE: BA and Virgin going at it again!

Wed Mar 10, 1999 1:06 pm

British Airways already has a low-fare carrier, it's called GO.
 
Claus
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RE: BA and Virgin going at it again!

Wed Mar 10, 1999 9:22 pm

Cityflyer is a BA franchisee and is, according to Flight Intl,the second largest carrier in London-Gatwick with 12% of all slots, so this might be valuable for Virgin. For BA it might be important to get a hold on Cityflyer because otherwise they might lose the feed. BA and Cityflyer had already agreed on price: £75m

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