Virgin America insisted it remains "committed to getting our wings" despite a sharp rebuke last week from the US Dept. of Transportation, which tentatively denied the proposed startup's application for an operating certificate on grounds that it is not clearly 75% owned and controlled by US citizens. "Virgin America's close relationship with the UK-based Virgin Group indicates that the carrier is not under the actual control of US citizens," DOT said in a long-awaited show cause order, ...

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