In an exclusive tribute for Airliner World, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, describes in his own words the influence Sir Freddie has had on him and the wider industry
Dear readers, I’m honoured that the team at Airliner World asked me to contribute to this special commemorative issue. Sir Freddie Laker had a profound impact on many lives. The aviation industry would certainly not be what it is today without him. He was not only a visionary but truly selfless. He was a mentor and a friend who always used the benefit of his experience to support so many others.