Virgin Mobile launches in Canada.

Virgin Nigeria begins flying.

Virgin Digital, an online music store, launches in the UK.

The Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer successfully breaks round the world record.

Virgin Megastores launches a new music lifestyle store in Hollywood.

Virgin Cars ceases trading.

Virgin Games’ virtual Virgin Bingo launches.

Virgin Active expands into Spain and Portugal.

Virgin Electronics and Virgin Ware close their doors.

The Virgin Cosmetics Company begin their direct selling business in South Africa.

The Virgin Blue group’s Polynesian Blue launches its first flight from Auckland to Sydney.

Virgin Atlantic makes its inaugural Heathrow to Mumbai and Gatwick to Cuba and the Bahamas flights. 

Richard Branson’s Moroccan property Kasbah Tamadot opens as part of the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio.

Kasbah Tamalot Infinity Pool at night

Richard Branson’s Moroccan property Kasbah Tamadot opens as part of the Virgin Limited Edition portfolio.