Virgin Atlantic Chairman Richard Branson implored his EU colleagues to stand fast as open skies negotiations commenced in Brussels yesterday, indicating that an agreement may hinge on London Heathrow. "We don't know what each side is planning [this] week but what we don't want is an unbalanced deal giving the US all it wants with little more than empty promises in return. In simple terms, the EU must not trade access to Heathrow--its most valuable asset--for anything less than a true Open ...

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