The future of Virgin Atlantic has been one of the big unknowns in the European air transport sector. Now it seems it might join forces with Delta Air Lines, a move that would have repercussions far beyond the two players. It has become increasingly clear over the past few years that Virgin Atlantic cannot continue in its current form without risking serious losses. It is compromised by an aging and fuel-inefficient fleet and outgunned at its London Heathrow base by much bigger ...

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