Virgin Atlantic CEO Steve Ridgway is accusing the U.S. government of retreating into protectionist aviation policies just when its leadership in liberalization is needed most. While other CEOs would be a little more circumspect, Ridgway’s broadside reflects the frustration of many European carriers at U.S. reluctance to remove foreign ownership restrictions from its airline industry. Ridgway’s comments were made less than a mile from the White House during a speech to the International ...

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