Vancouver welcomes new flight

Sir Richard was in Vancouver to see the arrival of Virgin Atlantic Airways's new service to Canada - the 32nd route operated by the Gatwick-based airline. The A340-300 plane includes new technology that allows passengers to make mobile calls and send texts from their own phones.

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Branson call for air tax review

Sir Richard Branson has renewed his call on the Government to review the tax passengers pay on flights. Her said today that Air Passenger Duty is bad for Britain's economy and is prepared to fund an independent review if Ministers do not.