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A neighbourhood guide to Corktown, DetroitThe place where it all began is the place where it begins anew. At least that’s true for Detroit's Corktown neighbourhood. Located just to the west of the city’s downtown, Corktown is Detroit’s oldest surviving district, with a history going back to 1834. And now, in the midst of Motor City’s flowering rebirth, Corktown has become a nexus for its new wave of regeneration.

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Sir Richard Branson touched down at Detroit Metropolitan Airport last week with an aircraft full of Virgin Atlantic customers to celebrate the launch of our services between London Heathrow and Detroit. Launched on the 1st June 2015, this flight makes us the only British airline to operate the route, joining our partner Delta Air Lines which started services to the city from Heathrow in 2008.

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On 1st June 2015, Virgin Atlantic will launch direct flights to Detroit, the birthplace of Motown, Madonna and the motor car. Flying daily from London Heathrow, we will be the only British airline to fly direct into this fascinating city, and customers can also take advantage of Delta Air Lines’ services and connect onwards to other US cities including New Orleans, St Louis, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City and Nashville.

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Detroit Tech and Design | The Rebirth of Motor CityMotown. Motor City. But there’s another nickname that suits Detroit's character best of all, these days: Renaissance City. Certainly, the past 50 years haven’t always been kind to this once-mighty industrial capital. But while Detroit’s fortunes have risen and fallen, thanks to a startling new surge in Detroit tech, in the arts, in design and in independent business, the city is now poised at the start of a brilliant period of regeneration. Welcome, ladies and gentleman, to the new Detroit.

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On Business in Detroit

by WilliamRailton March - last edited April

On Business in DetroitWith a body built by Henry Ford and the soul of Marvin Gaye, Detroit has a lot to offer business travellers looking for after hours and between meetings diversions. Take a look at our guide to business in Detroit to make the most of your time out of the office.

 

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Here at Virgin Atlantic we’re counting down the days until the launch of our new service from London Heathrow to Detroit, with quick and easy Delta connections to more of America's best cities. From 1 June you can fly direct to Motor City then on to other great US destinations like New Orleans or Nashville – so pack a suitcase, book your flight and experience even more of what this amazing country has to offer.

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