Working in the airline business is no flight of fancy. When Julian Homerstone landed a GC job at Virgin Atlantic he must have known it would be quite the ride – the airline now flies 5.5 million passengers a year to 35 destinations worldwide.
“That is the type of company that Richard [Branson] runs – literally, anything goes,” he says in this week’s interview.
“Everyone tells Branson that he can’t do something and it’s like a red rag to a bull,” Homerstone jokes. “He’ll ask if it’s impossible or just difficult, and if it’s just difficult he will surround himself with, dare I say it, good lawyers and good people, and we’re tasked with going out and making it happen.”
Food for thought when booking those Christmas flights.
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