Singapore Airlines said in December that it remained open to any opportunity to quit its stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways. The comment was made to media in Singapore after rumors of another potential bid for the airline, in which SIA holds a 49% stake acquired in 2000 (ATW Daily News, Nov. 8). The relationship between the two airlines has been strained for years. However, SIA VP-Public Affairs Nicholas Ionides said that “no decision” has been made about any divestment.

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