According to a Sky News report, see here, Virgin Atlantic is close to completing an additional £160 million fundraising.
It is believed that Sir Richard Branson will lend another £100 million, with “a further £60 million of deferrals from creditors”.
I would imagine that these creditors are likely to be Virgin Group, potentially deferring further brand license fees, and fellow shareholder Delta Air Lines.
This latest financing comes after the £1.2 billion refinancing agreed last year although – as our article explained – the amount of ‘new money’ that deal provided was just a fraction of the headline amount.
The airline also freed up $230 million in January by refinancing two Boeing 787 aircraft.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (April 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points):
You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points:
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