Virgin America, the proposed LCC startup that is 25% owned by Virgin Group, is being held up by objections over its US citizenship from legacy carriers urging the US Dept. of Transportation to reject its application for an operating certificate. Virgin America said last week that it has been forced to secure an additional $53 million in temporary financing to fight what it calls "dilatory legal tactics" by Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and US Airways, who argue ...

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