Virgin Group President Richard Branson was upbeat at Friday's Seattle delivery ceremony as V Australia took delivery of the first of seven 777-300ERs and, speaking to ATWOnline, dismissed naysayers who warned of starting an airline in difficult times. "We have one the world's strongest brands. Sure if you launch when the economy is booming you're going to get to profit quicker than when you're launching in probably the worst recession since 1929," he said, adding that, V Australia parent ...

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